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not only did paul ryan not fix entitlements, he made them worse

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not only did paul ryan not fix entitlements, he made them worse

upon news of house speaker paul ryan’s retirement wednesday, liberals knew to attack him, but didn’t know exactly why. liberal politico columnist michael grunwald skewered ryan’s hypocrisy on fiscal discipline:ryan’s support for higher spending has not been limited to defense and homeland security. he supported bush’s expansion of prescription drug benefits, as well as the auto bailout and wall street bailout during the financial crisis…ryan does talk a lot about reining in medicaid, medicare, and social security, for which he’s routinely praised as a courageous truth-teller. but he’s never actually made entitlement reform happen. congress did pass one law during his tenure that reduced medicare spending by more than $700 billion, but that law was obamacare, and ryan bitterly opposed it.for the record, ryan opposed obamacare because, as he repeatedly noted during the 2012 campaign, the law “raided” medicare to pay for obamacare. (kathleen sebelius, a member of president obama’s cabinet, admitted the law used medicare spending reductions to both “save medicare” and “fund health care reform.”)that said, as i noted last march, he and other republicans made exactly zero attempt to undo obamacare’s “raid” on medicare as part of “repeal-and-replace” legislation. regardless, the politico article, titled “paul ryan’s legacy of red ink,” generally labeled him as ineffective, or worse, hypocritical, at reducing spending.compare that with a ...