March 20th, 2012
11:06 PM ET

Rep. Paul Ryan on Simpson-Bowles: "it does not fix the problem"

CNN's Erin Burnett talks to Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI) about Medicare, Simpson-Bowles, and the 2012 GOP presidential election.

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  1. Ken Landriau

    Paul Ryan's explanation of his negative vote on Simpson-Bowles was simply "my way or the highway." It would have been so simple to pass Simpson-Bowles first and then propose his "fix-the-problem" amendment separately.

    March 21, 2012 at 8:43 am | Reply
  2. Ken Landriau

    Erin, you went right to the heart of the problem with your statement that picking the right plan is an exasperating exercise, and Paul Ryan simply brushed aside this problem. The premiums we pay for Medicare should be scaled according to income (as they are today) but to a much greater degree than at present.

    March 21, 2012 at 8:26 am | Reply
  3. Van E. Porter

    This is why you can't trust politicians; here's the guy that voted against Simpson-Boyles, with a "plan of his own". His plan is Simpsopn-Bowles with the Republican plan to kill the presidents heathcare plan, and Social;-Security.

    March 20, 2012 at 11:45 pm | Reply

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