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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 Entitlement Programs Voted YES on limited prescription drug benefit for Medicare recipients. (Nov 2003) Voted YES on providing $70 million for Section 8 Housing vouchers. (Jun 2006) Voted YES on extending unemployment benefits from 39 weeks to 59 weeks. (Oct 2008) Voted YES on Head Start Act (2007)

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...