Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Take It Off

The Democrats have wasted little time taking advantage of the Republicans’ vote for the Ryan budget.

That’s a good start.

By the way, it looks like even some Republicans are beginning to notice that the Ryan budget would take away their Medicare.

Americans clearly don’t want the government to cut Medicare, the government health program for the elderly, or Medicaid, the program for the poor. Republicans in the House of Representatives voted last week to drastically restructure and reduce those programs, while Obama calls for trimming their costs but leaving them essentially intact.

Voters oppose cuts to those programs by 80-18 percent. Even among conservatives, only 29 percent supported cuts, and 68 percent opposed them.

To quote the immortal teabagger refrain: “Keep your government hands off my Medicare!”