As a follow-up to Paul Ryan’s Convention speech in 3 words
... here's a clarifying item via Paul Krugman
Eric Cantor explains Paul Ryan’s position on Medicare cuts:
Attacking Obama’s health care reform law, Ryan said its “biggest,
coldest power play of all” targeted seniors for $716 billion in cuts.
But Ryan’s own budget counted on those same savings, which in fact would
be squeezed from reimbursement payments to hospitals and insurers.
Asked about the inconsistency of Ryan attacking cuts his own plan
embraced, Cantor begged off. “The assumption was that, um, the, the, ah,
again — I probably can’t speak to that in an exact way so I better just
not,” he said.