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No, Paul Ryan's Budget Doesn't Maintain the Obamacare Tax Hikes

rickmcq Wrote: Mar 14, 2013 2:51 PM
Paul Ryan on Bailouts and Government Stimuli Voted YES on TARP (2008) Voted YES on Economic Stimulus HR 5140 (2008) Voted YES on $15B bailout for GM and Chrysler. (Dec 2008) Voted YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)

Some of the primary criticisms of Paul Ryan's new budget pertain to its treatment of Obamacare and healthcare generally.  For instance, some observers point out that the plan relies on full repeal, which is improbable in the extreme, while others upbraid Ryan for including  Obamacare's Medicare cuts, which the Romney/Ryan ticket ran against last year.  I addressed these critiques on Tuesday:

Ryan's critics will therefore criticize his plan as an unrealistic waste of time. This is unfair. Budgets are intended to reflect the values and priorities of its supporters. The Republican Party remains in...