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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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