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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Republicans on health

Posted By on Tue, Feb 9, 2010 at 5:55 AM

A skimpy fig leaf of health ideas are formulating on the Republican side of Congress. The great believers in federalism, among others, will try to tell the states what to do about malpractice injuries and insurance regulation.

But, please. Could someone ask Tim Griffin, Scott Wallace and the Elite Eight in the race for Senate what they think of Rep. Paul Ryan's plan to reduce and privatize Social Security and Medicare? Up or down. Yea or nay. The Republican campaign apparatus insisted that reporters ask up-or-down questions of Democratic candidates on health legislation. (Republicans had cameras at the ready when their planted question was asked of Robbie Wills.) Turnabout fair play, Democrats suggest. End Social Security as we know it? Or not?

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