Did you know that besides the their desire to eliminate Medicare, Rep. Paul Ryan and Republicans also want to lower the tax rate for the wealthy from 35% to 25%??? (Seattle Times) A majority of Americans think that the wealthy should have their taxes increased, not decreased as Paul Ryan suggests.
The Republicans are very much in favor of Paul Ryan's plan to eliminate Medicare. If the Republican budget passes, Medicare would be replaced with a plan in which seniors would be given vouchers and forced to shop for a health insurance policy. This is just another big payoff for the insurance individuals/PACs who have supported Republicans, and it allows Republicans to end Medicare. After they end Medicare, Social Security would be next.
The Republicans are so pumped up about denying you Medicare and Paul Ryan that they are considering Paul Ryan to be a candidate for President.
Reince Priebus has begun exploring whether a presidential bid by House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) would have any impact on Priebus' ability to remain at the helm of the Republican National Committee, according to sources with intimate knowledge of the discussions.....
Isn't that what Americans want-------someone like Paul Ryan who wants to throw the elderly and the poor into the street?
* JDWolverton posted a great diary at DailyKos: Paul Ryan's Health Care Hypocrisy--
....Getting the most possible health care to Americans utilizing the least amount of resources is not what Ryan is about. He's all for the greed based health care system; and if you can't afford it? Drop Dead. Ryan's NO votes against adding more children to SCHIP and regulating tobacco as a drug are predictable, as are most of his Medicare votes....
...Paul Ryan decries "rationing care" at the same time he advocates a system that will effectively deny all care to all seniors because there will be no way they can buy an affordable healthcare policy over and above what the voucher doesn't cover - private insurance companies will price the policies beyond reach (you can bet on that)....
You can read Wolverton's entire post at DailyKos.