Rage Against the Machine…and Paul Ryan

Rage Against the Machine rocks! And Tom Morello just earned himself more fans than ever. In case you’re not aware, Mr. Morello, a well-known activist who just happens to be a Grammy award-winning guitarist, is not too happy with Paul Ryan.

For good reason…

Mr. Morello is in full support of a ‘Robin Hood Tax‘…not exactly Paul “I-wanna-make-the-1%-richer” Ryan’s cuppa tea. According to RobinHoodTax.org:

“That money could provide funding for jobs to kickstart the economy and get America back on its feet. It could help save the social safety net here and around the world.  And it will come from fairer taxation of the financial sector. This small tax of less than ½ of 1% on Wall Street transactions can generate hundreds of billions of dollars each year in the US alone.”

Though Paul Ryan is a huge fan of Rage Against the Machine, I can’t help but wonder if he’s ever paid attention to their lyrics(??). With his anti-woman, anti-middle class, anti-social safety net stance, of course, the answer must be a whopping “NOOOOOO”.

You know, the same answer that the Party of NO – the GOP — is known for.

 

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Rage Against the Machine, “Bulls On Parade” lyrics are here.