Does this mean you support GOP representative Paul Ryan's new budget proposal?
He wants to eliminate Social Security and Medicare. Republicans bashed the Democratics over plans to cut 400 billion out of Medicare but now, the newly fiscally responsible GOP sees that controlling Medicare costs as essential to balancing the budget. Wow!
A Republican who asked to have his name withheld said the party’s leadership and rank and file aren’t ready to follow Ryan’s lead. “There’s a lot of worry that we beat the Democrats up on health care for cutting Medicare and now we’re going to turn around and do it (orrselves),” the Republican said. The major difference is that the Dems had very targeted cuts aimed at whittling away at inefficiencies in Medicare, while Ryan's budget just goes after Medicare with a chain saw.
I hope they bring it to a vote!
It would expose the Republican hypocrisy in the HCR debate and would force an extremely difficult political vote. Who wants to cut off the poor and the seniors in an election year? The GOP!