April 6, 2011

Seer or Snatcher? The GOP Targets Medicare

With a haircut and a proposed budget that pre-dates the New Deal, Paul Ryan is photographed everywhere promoting his plan to end Medicare as we know it. Perhaps this particular Getty photo is proving so popular because it can be read two different ways — as GOP visionary or as entitlement-snatcher robbing seniors of Medicare.  And how will the Dems frame the debate? If the new Chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee also happens to represent the state with the highest population of senior citizens, it should get interesting.


Hmm, here is the prevailing body language today in most pics circulating of the new DNC head.

Caption: U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) (C), chairman of the House Budget Committee, speaks during a news conference April 5, 2011 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. House Republicans have unveiled their version of the budget proposal for FY 2012 which would cut government spending $6.2 trillion more in 10 years than the version by the Obama Administration. photo 2: Mike Segar/Reuters. caption: U.S. Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) seconds the nomination of Sen. Barack Obama at the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorado, in this August 27, 2008 file photo. President Barack Obama on April 5, 2011 selected Wasserman Schultz to serve as chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee for the 2012 election cycle, Democratic officials said.)

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