Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Clinton Agress with Ryan (Sort of)

As noted yesterday, a democrat won a special election in a generally Republican New York district. I also pointed out that one of the reasons why the democrat won was because the fake tea Party candidate most likely pulled enough votes from the Republican to swing the election over to the democrat.

There is also another reason why this election turned out not so good for Republicans; Paul Ryan’s supposed destruction of Medicare. The dems have been fast and loose with their dissemination of information; some going as far as saying Ryan wants old people to die.

But it appears that there is at least one democrat who thinks something has to be done to save Medicare. Bill Clinton! Yesterday he was caught on tape with Congressman Ryan:

“So anyway, I told them before you got here, I said I’m glad we won this race in New York,” Clinton told Ryan, when the two met backstage at a forum of the national debt held by Pete Peterson foundation. But he added, “I hope democrats don’t use this as an excuse to do nothing.”
Ryan told Clinton he fears that now nothing will get done in Washington.

“My guess is it’s going to sink into paralysis is what’s going to happen. And you know the math. It’s just, I mean, we knew were putting ourselves out there. You gotta start this. You gotta get out there. You gotta get this moving,” Ryan said. (Source: ABC News)

I sure hope Clinton has the stones to stand by what he said about something needing to be done about Medicare. He is the dean of the democrats and some will follow his lead.  It doesn’t matter how you slice it, we are in a budget situation that cannot be maintained. Baby Boomers are reaching 65 over the next couple of years and there are not enough people working to support them. Yes, it does suck to pay in money to Medicare (and Social Security) and then not see what you expected to see. But it really doesn’t matter that it sucks, it just is what it is and it has to be changed.

By-the-by, I really like this take over at Legal Insurrection. Clinton, the Only Adult Democrat. Also provided is an in-depth analysis of why Corwin lost. Alsong with the fake tea party candidate and the scare grandma attacks, more is provided for your consideration.

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