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Bachmann: 'Wean Everybody Off' Social Security And Medicare


Currently, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) has presented an alternative budget roadmap that would privatize Social Security and Medicare, replacing the latter with private vouchers. So far, nine Republicans including Rep. Roscoe Bartlett (R-MD), Rep. Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) have signed on to co-sponsor Ryan's budget roadmap. Bachmann is not a co-sponsor of the Ryan plan -- she in fact goes much further, by apparently wanting to abolish the program entirely.

It will be a very good question, to see just how many other Republicans are willing to talk like this during the mid-terms -- and also how actively the Democrats will use Bachmann's plan as a political tool against the GOP.