Does Obama Understand the Ryan Medicare Plan?

by Ramesh Ponnuru

Check out Paul Ryan’s response to the president’s attack, especially the portions on Medicare. It sure looks like Obama doesn’t understand Ryan’s plan or is intentionally distorting it. Some of Obama’s arguments could have reasonably been made against last year’s version of the plan, in which benefits would have risen with the inflation rate. But they can’t conceivably apply to this year’s plan. It’s as though the speechwriters just cut and paste passages without paying attention to this year’s proposal.

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