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  •  The three bro-migos strike again (0+ / 0-)

    Trying to out-teabag each other.

    I knew I had read a recent post here with these three. This
    is Joan McCarter's recent post from Fri Mar 22, 2013 at 09:29 AM MDT.

    Paul Ryan had a bad night

    How bad was Paul Ryan's night? Every Senate Republican but three voted to repudiate Paul Ryan's Medicare plan. The three? The three teabaggiest of all: Rand Paul (R-KY) Mike Lee (R-UT), and Ted Cruz. Two of the three definitely have their eye on 2016, so it's going to be Paul and Cruz duking it out to see who can be the most ideologically pure, and alienate the most seniors.

    The slap-in-the-face vote was cast yesterday as the Senate continued working on its 2014 budget, an opportunity for all sorts of political hay-making, because budget rules allow for unlimited amendments. This one was offered by Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) Thursday night. It's a "No Vouchers for Medicare" amendment, repudiating the Ryan budget and "to prohibit replacing guaranteed benefits with the House passed budget plan to turn Medicare into a voucher program." The Senate voted overwhelmingly for it, 96-3.

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