How did we get here? Why as a nation are we talking about what we can cut from people instead of what we need to grow our economy?
There is one man primarily responsible for leading our national discussion in the wrong direction- Paul Ryan. He has championed selfishness among the wealthy and absolved them of any responsibility for their neighbors or to pitch in to help this country.
Paul Ryan is relentlessly focused on slashing our safety net instead of fixing this economy. If you dare to question Paul Ryan about his cuts to Social Security, you could get tackled and arrested. That happened a few months ago to an elderly constituent and you can watch the video right here.
This situation is out of control! We are seeing uprisings across the country. These are the men and women who educate our children, they built our homes, they built and fix our cars, they make the trains run on time, they deliver your mail and pick up your trash. This mess is not their fault and this effort by Paul Ryan to blame the middle class for this economy is dishonest.
Paul Ryan's philosophy has failed us all. It is time for him to step aside and let me do a better job. The time has come for a change of philosophy and a change of leadership.
I started two small businesses and love that in America we can be entrepreneurs and can create wealth. But this opportunity comes with responsibility. There are rules and because of Republican deregulation, no one was watching to make sure these rules were followed. Now, across the country we have lost trillions of dollars of investments and real estate values have plummeted because people like Paul Ryan thought it was wrong to regulate.
Let's make a statement. Let's make history together. Let's remove Ryan from office and inspire the nation with this victory.
I am working to get our national focus back to how we can help, not how we can cut. Let's remember that we are talking about our neighbors, friends, and families, and they deserve our respect and our support. Our way out of this crisis is to work together and we need a Congress that solves problems, not creates them.
Selfishness has failed us and it is time for a new set of values. Let's start right here and right now.