Ryan Explains Why His Budget Uses Obamacare’s Medicare Cuts

March 12, 2013 7:04 a.m.

In a press conference Tuesday rolling out his new budget plan, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) was asked why he includes the Medicare cuts from the Affordable Care Act which he has repeatedly criticized.

“Let me make it really clear. What we do in this budget is we stop the raid of Medicare,” he said. “You have to remember, President Obama took money from Medicare to spend on creating Obamacare. We end that raid and we make sure all of those dollars go back to Medicare to extend the solvency of the trust fund.”

The House budget chief admitted that the new “revenue line” as a result of the ACA “makes it easier” to balance the budget.

He emphasized that his budget plan seeks to repeal the rest of Obamacare.


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