Reason Writers Around Town: Shikha Dalmia on Obama's Attack on Paul Ryan's Budget


President Barack Obama attacked Rep. Paul Ryan's plan to reform Medicare by giving seniors means-tested vouchers because, in Obama's view, that would balance the budget by shortchanging seniors. But Obama's fellow liberals have attacked the voucher idea for the opposite reason: It won't contain Medicare's runaway spending. In her latest Daily column, Reason Foundation Senior Analyst Shikha Dalmia notes that these critics are right. But that's because the Nanny State politics they espouse, and which RyanCare has bowed to, won't let the voucher idea work. "The problem is not GOP economics," Dalmia writes, "it is liberal politics."

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