it seems as if the GOP isn't as big and bad as they pretended to be when they passed the Paul Ryan "DESTROY MEDICARE AND MEDICAID" 2012 Budget.
Now.....they're deserting him, leaving him on the branch alone.
I don’t give a shyt about how many Frank Luntz phrases that they use…
End Medicare…Replace with Vouchercare
The GOP couldn’t get past that.
Boehner: 'Political Realities' Make Medicare Privatization Difficult
House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) is the latest GOP leader to acknowledge that his party's plan to privatize Medicare -- which passed the House as part of the Republican budget -- will hit a wall in the White House and Senate.
Responding Thursday to the news that one of his most powerful chairmen, Rep. Dave Camp (R-MI) of the House Ways and Means Committee, will not push ahead with the Medicare plan, Boehner told reporters, "My interpretation of what Mr. Camp [said] was a recognition of the political realities that we face. While Republicans control the House, the Democrats control the Senate and they control the White House."
Boehner insisted the GOP hasn't abandoned the plan, and isn't prepared to take anything other than tax increases off the table. But with multiple top Republicans now acknowledging that budget negotiations will focus on other areas of potential agreement, it seems understood that the plan is basically dead.
So, Orange Julius is saying that it might be needing, what, 'some retooling'?
Yeah, good luck with that.
But, TPM already points out the problems for ALLLLL the House Republicans, save 4:
There's just two problems with that, if you're a House Republican:
1.) The plan is still very unpopular, and 2.) There's over a 97 percent chance that you already voted for it.
Yes, the 2012 DNC Ads are being written as I type for those GOP House Members.
Now, did Orange Julius speak to the weasel Cantor?
Cantor: President 'Excoriated' Our Medicare Plan, But It's Not Off The Table
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) says reports of the demise of his party's plan to end Medicare as we know it are premature.
Speaking with reporters as Republicans across the Capitol were backing away from the plan to blow up Medicare and replace it with a voucher system, Cantor denied saying he was taking the plan off the table.
Cantor blamed President Obama for endangering negotiations on a final Medicare plan.
"The reality is this president has excoriated our Medicare proposal...this president has done nothing but attack the plan," Cantor said. "That is unfortunate."
Earlier in the day, Speaker Boehner lowered expectations on the Medicare plan, acknowledging the "political realities" of a Democratic White House and Senate.
Now, the Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee has already told what's going to happen with his committee:NOT MUCH.
Crucial GOP Chair Delivers Blow To Paul Ryan's Medicare Plan
Already flagging in the polls and generating heat at town halls, the GOP's Medicare plan may already be kaput after a key lawmaker indicated he won't bring it up in his committee.
Rep. Dave Camp (R-MI), who chairs the powerful Ways and Means Committee, told an audience at a Health Affairs policy breakfast Thursday morning that since the bill is already DOA in the Senate, he wouldn't waste more time on it in the House.
"I'm not really interested in laying down more markers," Camp said, according to The Hill. "I'd rather have the committee working with the Senate and with the president to focus on savings and reforms that can be signed into law."
And, what about the big and bad GOPers in the Senate?
They've decided they're not so big and bad anyway, and want NO PARTS of voting for the Ryan MEDICARE KILLER budget.
Oh, they give the excuse that they'll ' come up with a different ideas', but you get the gist.
Their chicken behinds want no parts of Ryan.
So, the ' brave'
the ' oh so serious'
Paul Ryan is left standing on the corner like the last hooker on the corner at 2 am on payday.