Rep. Paul Ryan, the GOP's most outspoken advocate for cutting and privatizing Social Security, has already benefited from Social Security himself, in the form of survivor benefits he received after his father's untimely death.Ryan's "Roadmap for America's Future," aka the "GOP Path to Prosperity," budget plan proposes deep cuts to social services including Medicare and Social Security.
From the age of 16, when his 55-year-old father died of a heart attack, until he was 18, Ryan received Social Security payments, which, according to a lengthy profile in WI Magazine, he put away for college. The eventual budget czar attended Miami University in Ohio to earn a B.A. in economics and political science, and landed a congressional internship as a junior.
Ryan's congressional ascent, all the way to the top spot on the Budget Committee, began with his Social Security-funded college education.
Posted by Melissa McEwan at Thursday, April 21, 2011
The government never gave me anything! Except for when it did: