Medicare Threatens to Derail Debt Ceiling, Budget Negotiations as Dems, GOP Dig In

Medicare has quickly become the chief issue of contention in budget negotiations that could derail talks on raising the U.S. debt ceiling and send the country spiraling into default. Republicans charge that Democrats are simply demagoging the issue as a political ploy for the 2012 elections without proposing a concrete plan of their own. "I just said we got to take on this debt and if we demagogue each other at the leadership level then we're never going to take on our debt," Rep. Paul Ryan,...Full Story
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