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"Hardly is that social engineering and radical," Ryan said on Monday. "What's radical is kicking the can down the road."

A spokesman for Newt has since walked back his comments a bit, emphasizing areas of agreement with Ryan's proposal. Ryan will get a chance to address the Medicare issue in detail today as he delivers a speech in Chicago on the topic later in the afternoon.