New numbers suggests Americans are just not that into Rep. Paul Ryan’s plan to swap out Medicare for a voucher-based system.
A Washington Post-ABC poll released today found 78 percent of American oppose cutting spending on Medicare in order to nix the national debt. And 65% say the Medicare program should remain the same while 34% favor Ryan’s version.
The Republican Congressman got booed by his own constituents yesterday at a town hall meeting in Milton, Wisconsin. The topic of taxing the rich riled up the audience and left Ryan to defend what he called “fundamental” disagreements on how to handle the problem.
Ryan’s so-called “Path To Prosperity” budget plan aims to reduce spending by $5 trillion over the next 10 years.