Campaign 2010

Aug 12, 2012

New Poll-79 percent oppose Ryan budget’s cuts to Medicare benefits

A newly released Washington Post-Kaiser Family Foundation poll finds that 79 percent of registered voters oppose reducing Medicare benefits.


  • Paul Ryan’s budget would end Medicare and, according to the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office, raise health care costs for seniors by $6,400.


  • Ryan’s budget would cut taxes for people making over $1 million a year by $394,000 according to the Tax Policy Center.


  • AARP said Ryan’s budget would “simply increase costs for beneficiaries while removing Medicare's promise of secure health coverage -- a guarantee that future seniors have contributed to through a lifetime of hard work.”


Read more in today’s DCCC Memo about how Ryan’s budget is now the ticket mate for every Republican in a Congressional race this November.