Ryan's Plan? Just Like Obamacare
But of course, now Republicans love it and Democrats hate it
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Apr 13, 2011 8:21 AM CDT
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(Newser) – Remember last year, when Republicans hated Obamacare because of "exchanges, difficult end-of-life decisions, cuts to vulnerable seniors"? Well, Jon Stewart does, and last night he informed America: "Guess what? [Paul] Ryan's plan is all that, plus a $750 billion cut to Medicaid. How do they characterize a plan like that?" Thusly: "the most creative thinking of anybody in Congress," as Newt Gingrich put it.

"He took something you thought sucked, crossed out the 'D,' wrote an 'R,' and now you love it," Stewart said. But Republicans aren't the only hypocrites in the situation: Democrats, who "rightfully decried the hyperbolic language Republicans used when they said health care would 'undermine America,' there were gonna be 'death panels,'" are now using nearly the same exact terms to describe Ryan's plan. Stewart went on to take down Ryan's video explaining the plan—watch both segments in the gallery.

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Kenja
Apr 13, 2011 12:21 PM CDT
Further proof that both parties are equally worthless and care nothing for the general public.
WallyEFunk
Apr 13, 2011 10:30 AM CDT
Hypocrisy at it's finest. Smacked in the face again ? I know.. Both sides do it, Bla bla bla. Here a fact I can't prove , but willing to bet my life on it. Information given on any article, I can troll all day,and I'm so smart. Go GOP ! Double talking since the 60's.
SteveLee
Apr 13, 2011 9:23 AM CDT
If the Republicans were honest about it they would tell US that the only Americans that are going to receive paid-for health insurance in the future are going to be the corporate managers and elected politicians: http://www.flixya.com/blog/2519148/Republicans-Refudiate-Health-Care