Time to just admit that the Republican party hates the poor
Choosing Paul Ryan as their VP and openly endorsing the Ryan Budget means that it is time to stop acting otherwise. All my conservative friends assure me they care about the poor and give to the poor. And I believe that. But there is absolutely no way that they will give double or triple of what they give now, and that is just a bit of what will be required to address the need if this budget passes. The numbers simply don't add up. Conservatives who want to nearly gut the safety net while cutting taxes for the rich are lying if they then insiste they really want to help the poor.
They don't. The GOP might as well change their motto to "Fuck the Poor."