Above: In this video clip, we see a television ad that hilariously, but truthfully, shows what Paul Ryan wants to do to seniors. He wants to cut and/or privatize their Social Security and Medicare - which will drive up their bills, reduce their medical services, reduce their purchasing power, and causing early death (see, e.g., "Three Ways Trump, GOP May Cut Social Security, Medicare," Forbes, November 16, 2016).
You see, it just wasn't enough for Wall Street CEOs when neoliberals whittled away at, and then ultimately got rid of Glass-Steagall. No no no, they now want even more money to throw on their stock market roulette table. And Paul Ryan is thrilled to oblige. But here's the funny thing: "After Ryan’s father passed away [when Ryan was 16] he saved Social Security survivor benefits to pay for attending Miami University" (Politico, August 11, 2012). In other words, Paul Ryan got his Social Security benefits, but he sure as heck is going to make sure that you don't get yours. That's how Republicans roll: "Gimme gimme gimme... but you don't get any! You taker!!"
Above: In this amazing video clip, we see what a phony person Paul Ryan is. Cenk Uygar of The Young Turks shows how Lyin' Ryan used a closed soup kitchen for a photo op. Ryan even cleans dishes that are already clean, to make it seem like he's really helping the poor. It's sooooo painful to watch; how can a person be this fraudulent? But, again, a lot of Wisconsin voters love the guy, they can't get enough of him. But why? Why in God's name would you vote for someone like this, especially when he's gunning for your Social Security and Medicare? It defies logic. It defies rational thought. Youtube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zqI9Lf1_94.
So, considering that so many super-wealthy Americans have shipped so many middle-class jobs overseas, to sate their greed, it seems only fair to me that they should pay higher taxes to help the people they've put in financial distress. Call me old-fashioned, but it does seem fair. But, back to my main point, why is Paul Ryan lying about these things? Because it's the fundamental component of his scam - he wants to convince millions of people that disaster is at their doorstep, then, once he's got them where he wants them, he'll spring the trap and tell them he has the answer, "We have to cut it and privatize it, immediately!"
Ironically, many conservatives point to the 1950s as a period of great economic prosperity. But they don't understand that New Deal policies were firmly in place at that time, and that those policies were backed by Republicans (unions, high taxes on the wealthy, expansion of Social Security, Glass-Steagall, FDIC, etc.); and so they continue voting for politicians like Paul Ryan, who are as equally oblivious to history as they are, and who never stop pushing for trickle-down economics and the repeal of New Deal policies - the very policies that made the 1950s prosperous! And so, by voting for these political & economic scam artists, they're creating their own financial nooses. And politicians like Paul Ryan are eagerly waiting (salivating actually) to kick their chairs out from underneath them, once those nooses are fully tightened.
Sadly, all of the above is what happens when an electorate doesn't know its history and, more importantly, doesn't care to know.