""In his youth, Ryan was a devotee of Ayn Rand, whose philosophy is nicely summarized by the title of her book “The Virtue of Selfishness.” She would be proud of her onetime disciple. She excoriated “the draining, exploitation and destruction of those who are able to pay the costs of maintaining a civilized society, in favor of those who are unable or unwilling to pay the cost of maintaining their own existence."”
Correct me if I am wrong, but didn't Ayn Rand, in her final days, die of A prolonged case of cancer brought on by her excessive smoking habit, lived in squalid public housing, happily collected social security and conveniently used medicare for treatment up until her death, (all deceptively under the name of Ann O'Connor, to save face and keep her "legacy" intact), "while NOT paying the cost of maintaining her own existence"
"In the end Ms. Rand was A hyocrite but could never be accused of not failing to act in her own self interest'-
Quite A thread bare legacy to leave for her hero worshipping Paul Ryan!!!