Chairman Ryan Gets 62 Percent of His Huge Budget Cuts from Programs for Lower-Income Americans — Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
The reason it doesn't get much play is because, even assuming that that's accurate, Medicare is just a small fraction of Ryan's overall budget cuts.I would really like to see someone from the left give the "cuts to the poor" comparison between the Ryan and Obama medicare plans, given that the President's plan is to evenly cut Medicare across the populace, whereas the Ryan plan is to progressive cut Medicare, focusing the cuts in on our wealthier retirees. Obama's plan actually cuts more to the poor, but oddly, this doesn't seem to be getting much play.
That's AFTER he gives them another huge tax cut. And he doesn't even specify what credits he wants to remove.how they score the tax benefits is beyond me - they must be making some pretty impressive assumptions, especially since Ryan has stated that his preference to only remove those credits for people making more than $250,000 a year.
New Tax Cuts in Ryan Budget Would Give Millionaires $265,000 on Top of Bush Tax Cuts — Center on Budget and Policy Priorities