Paul Ryan’s New Budget Promises Don’t Add Up

Paul Ryan’s New Budget Promises Don’t Add Up

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Paul Ryan made two promises, but he can only keep one. As Ryan finishes up the new House Republican budget before he presents it to reporters Wednesday, he’s confronting a last-minute problem on Medicare, Politico’s Jake Sherman and Jonathan Allen report. He’s promised House Republicans that his budget will balance itself in a decade — instead of three, as his earlier budgets did. But he’s also promised that his plan to turn Medicare into a voucher system wouldn’t effect anyone over the age of 55. Paul Ryan simply cannot do both of those things. Continue reading “Paul Ryan’s New Budget Promises Don’t Add Up”

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