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  •  The R's Votes For The RYAN BUDGET Took Place (11+ / 0-)

    after the 2010 elections.

    The issue of RYAN'S BUDGETS being deeply unpopular has not been lost by the Democrats.

    The first Ryan Budget was framed negatively in 2011 (all Dems and 4 Reps voted No).  

    It was so poorly received that the GOTP had to revise it (adding a traditional Medicare buy-in ruse) and vote on a less onerous Ryan Plan earlier this year (all Dems and 10 Reps voted No).

    Everyone knew what the polls showed about Ryan's initial plan to end Medicare as we know it and his revised $6000 voucher scam to slowly destroy it.  From June 2011:


    The House Republican 2012 budget, authored by Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, passed the chamber in April without a single Democratic vote and included a proposal to overhaul Medicare. Under the plan, the government would no longer directly pay medical costs for those 55 and younger, but instead would offer subsidies for seniors to use to get private health insurance coverage.

        "Half of those we questioned say that the country would be worse off under the GOP Medicare proposals and 56 percent think that GOP plan would be bad for the elderly," says CNN Polling Director Keating Holland. "Opposition is highest among senior citizens, at 74 percent, suggesting that seniors are most worried about changes to Medicare even if those changes are presented as ones that would not affect existing Medicare recipients."

        "A majority of all demographic groups don't favor the GOP Medicare proposals," Holland adds.

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