Tuesday, April 5, 2011

"Replace", RIP?

You know what was missing in Paul Ryan's budget? The "replace" portion of "repeal and replace."  (Or should I say: what else was missing, besides real numbers?).

Not only that, according to National Journal's Tim Fernholz, Ryan says that the "repeal" portion of repeal and replace no longer includes the Medicare cuts. (See also Jonathan Cohn's look at it).

Of course, you don't have to include all possible legislation in your budget plans, but this particular budget has lots of seemingly extraneous stuff (at least according to Ryan's own material), but nothing in the 59 page document about, say, pre-existing conditions.

Replace, RIP.

1 comment:

  1. Does this really surprise anybody? Conservatives have been against any sort of government provided healthcare since Truman if not earlier. They know that the free market can't deliver but can't bring themselves to support a government role in healthcare or much of anything else.


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