While we were moving servers and doing the upgrade, which meant I couldn’t write until we got squared away…
From The Hill, the Senate treated Paul Ryan’s Medicare voucher crap shoot like the plague it is:
The 40-57 vote came one day after Republicans suffered an upset defeat in a special election in upstate New York where Democrats made Medicare cuts the primary issue.
Five Republican senators voted against a motion to take up the ambitious House budget plan, which suffered only four Republican defections when it passed the lower chamber earlier this year.
Four centrists voted no: Sens. Scott Brown (R-Mass.), Susan Collins (R-Maine), Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Olympia Snowe (R-Maine). Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), who favored larger budget cuts than what was proposed in Ryan’s budget, was the fifth no vote.
So, now we know the new centrist line. Rejecting the Paul Ryan Heritage Foundation approved budget scheme is considered “centrist.” I wonder how long that will last?
It’s absolutely amazing to learn that Sen. Dick Lugar voted for the Ryan budget scheme.