The Madeleine Brand Show for April 6, 2011

What do you think of the Ryan plan to change Medicare and Medicaid?

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Flanked by other congressionial members, U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), chairman of the House Budget Committee, speaks during a news conference April 5, 2011 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. House Republicans have unveiled their version of the budget proposal for FY 2012 which would cut government spending $6.2 tillion more in 10 years than the version by the Obama Administration.

The federal government may be on the brink of shutdown as Democrats and Republicans still disagree over this year's budget. A new plan for next year's budget from Wisconsin Republican Paul Ryan is making even more waves, with the most contentious part of that plan involving big changes to Medicare and Medicaid. Yesterday we talked to right-leaning Washington Post writer Jennifer Rubin. Today, Matt Yglesias, the Think Progress blogger for the left-leaning thinktank Center for American Progress joins us.


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