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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Congressional elections and Paul Ryan's Medicare plan

Posted By on Tue, May 24, 2011 at 6:41 AM

Everybody's watching that special election in a solidly Republican district in New York where a Democrat may win on the strength of her opposition to the Republican budget plan to end Medicare as a single-payer health system and convert it to a privatized system with vouchers.

A third Tea Party candidate for Arkansas U.S. Reps. Rick Crawford and Tim Griffin would complicate their lives, but, alas, the South preserves runoff elections. So a third-party candidate couldn't do the same mischief that one is doing to the Republican candidate in New York.

But the Ryan plan to kill Medicare — and any other number of popular government programs — still should be a heavy burden for Griffin and Crawford, who voted for it. The Third District? Lost cause.

MORE HERE from Nate Silver on the damage to Republicans in their unified vote to end Medicare.

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