No more trying by the President to please Capitol Hill video star and self-proclaimed budget wizard Paul Ryan and John Boehner and Donald Trump and other GOP and Tea Party ideologues.
Their plan - - Ryan's, which earns a preliminary, troubling Washington Post fact-checking rating - - protects the top 2% of earners with permanent tax cuts while substituting a voucher for Medicare down the road you can spend in the private health care market.
I'd like to see these righty/libertarian leaders get off their Congressional health care plan and take the risk right now to see if a voucher would keep them healthy.
Here's the Post's ruling over Ryan's plan in the paper's version of PolitiFact:
We have only scratched the surface, but a pattern is emerging. As with President Obama’s budget, the Ryan budget plan relies on dubious assertions, questionable assumptions and fishy figures. The ideas may be bold, but the budget presentation falls short of his claim that he is getting rid of budget gimmicks.
Significant omissions and/or exaggerations. Some factual error may be involved but not necessarily. A politician can create a false, misleading impression by playing with words and using legalistic language that means little to ordinary people.