The one question everyone across the world needs to be asking, now that Mitt Romney has named Paul Ryan to be his running mate, is: will Romney have the courage to denounce the liars, frauds and corrupting interests that have so far sought to use Ryan as a way to remake the American economy for their own illicit gain?
Paul Ryan is tied to the Koch brothers, and their megamillion-dollar campaign to spread lies intended to undermine public understanding of the scientific consensus on the ongoing process of global climate destabilization. He has taken money from organizations linked not only to the Koch brothers and their secretive private oil empire, but to the big oil companies, which take tens of billions of dollars in subsidies every year.
Ryan’s budget, which purports to be intended to streamline public spending, is laced with massive new cash credits and tax breaks for the world’s wealthiest and most profitable oil conglomerates. Those incentives would send tens of billions of taxpayer dollars to multinational firms whose operations help to fund some of the most oppressive regimes on Earth.
That money no longer needs to be spent funding big oil. We have the technology to power the entire global economy on clean energy; all we need to do is invest in infrastructure and deploy that technology.