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Today, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) said “Just the other day, [President Obama] said Republicans had ‘suspicions’ about Social Security. He said we had ‘suspicions’ about feeding hungry children. He said we had ‘suspicions’ about caring for the elderly. Look, it’s the same trick he plays every time: Fight a straw man. […] We won’t play the villain in his morality plays.” But is it a “straw man” when Rep. Ryan, himself a career government worker, called 60% of Americans “takers” who were “dependent on the government for their livelihoods?”