Monday, February 15, 2010

Hypocritical Oath

Paul Ryan on Medicare and the GOP: No Hypocrisy Here
There are big differences between Ryan's free market plan and Obamacare's command and control rationing system.

Liberal New York Times columnist Paul Krugman wrote on Friday that Republicans are a bunch of hypocrites because they criticized the $500 billion in Medicare cuts (it's actually $800 billion over 10 years) in the Democrats' health care legislation, but Republican Paul Ryan of Wisconsin has proposed a long-term budget "Roadmap" that would, as Krugman contends, "dismantle the whole [Medicare] program."

(Apparently Krugman didn't have enough room in his column to point out that Democrats might be hypocrites for denouncing Medicare cuts under Clinton, then proposing Medicare cuts in Obamacare, then denouncing Paul Ryan's reform as "abolishing" Medicare--while simultaneously pushing to pass Obamacare's Medicare cuts through reconciliation. But I digress.)

More after the jump.

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