So people are apparently surprised that Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan thinks a sizable portion of the U.S. population is lazy and looking for a handout.

These people, Ryan argues while speaking at an event last year, are seeking a welfare state, according to The Huffington Post.

“Seventy percent of Americans want the American dream. They believe in the American idea. Only 30 percent want the welfare state,” Ryan said. “Before too long, we could become a society where the net majority of Americans are takers, not makers.”

Here’s the video footage of Ryan’s comments from last year:

Right. Cause food stamps and government cheese is really someone’s idea of “making it.” Life on the government dime is no cake walk so we don’t know who he’s fooling.

If you know anything about the Republican platform, then this shouldn’t be news to you. Their small government platform openly loathes people who subsist on government assistance. Like those disgusting, good for nothing veterans who get all kinds of freebies and subsidies from the federal government.

The only funny thing here is that Paul Ryan went through such pains to point out that Mitt Romney was “inarticulate” when he said 47 percent of America is lazy and wants government handouts.

So how does Ryan characterize his similarly “inarticulate” statements since they pretty much echo Romney’s?

Anyway, back to those freaking government teat sucking slackers. Why don’t they go out and earn an honest dollar by preying on weak companies and cutting the fat (aka firing employees) like Swiss-bank account holding Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney?

Gosh.