Paul Ryan’s priority

Paul Ryan's priority

by digby

Yes, we have a catastrophe of epic proportions in Puerto Rico, a historic mass shooting in Las Vegas and the expiration of funding for health care for millions of children but Paul Ryan has other priorities:

During a news conference on Tuesday, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) was asked whether House Republicans still plan to forge ahead with a bill to deregulate gun silencers on the same week as the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

But instead of addressing the question head-on, Ryan quickly pivoted to touting the need for corporate tax cuts.

Pushed about the so-called Sportsmen Heritage and Recreational Enhancement Act (SHARE Act), Ryan said he’s not sure when that bill will be scheduled, but “right now, we’re focused on passing our budget.”

With a chuckle, Ryan told reporters, “by the way, we’re bringing up our budget this week — I don’t know if you knew that.”

“The reason we’re bringing our budget up this week is because we want to pass tax reform, because we think that’s one of the most important things we can do to improve people’s lives,” he added. “That is our present focus and the Sportsmen’s Bill is not scheduled.”

Mitch McConnell said the same thing.

No matter how many people die these people will do nothing.

Recall that even after 9/11, the NRA successfully got the government to destroy background check documents even for terrorists suspects becausem in this one way only, they have constitutional rights too. There is nothing that will change their minds. We're going to have to change the culture.