Republicans are coming in for some heat over Rep. Paul Ryan's proposed changes to the health care law.
Do you think they'll be able to turn it to their advantage? Or will Republicans keep the momentum on this one?
Robert D. Reischauer, President
The Urban Institute
Even sensible reforms to Medicare are easy to demagogue; the nonsensical ones proposed in the Ryan Budget Resolution have handed the issue to the Democrats on a platter. While Ryan's request for a CBO analysis of his proposal was a responsible step to take, the report provides enough ammunition to sink the proposal several times over. Possibly the coming kerfuffle over the debt ceiling will shift attention away from the Ryan's Medicare proposal and onto the larger challenges.