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BUDGET: Obama’s way: Maintain support for social programs

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/politics/article/budget_obamas_way_maintain_support_for_social_programs_20110415

In the midst of the near shutdown of the federal government, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) launched an attack on Democratic-created safety net programs. He proposed an entirely new budget, calling for the privatization of Medicare and the devolution of Medicaid to the states, where Republican governors would be able to cut health care for the poor at will.

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