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Dana Milbank: Paul Ryan's budget hurts the poor

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Ryan would cut $770 billion over 10 years from Medicaid and other health programs for the poor, compared with President Obama's budget. He takes an additional $205 billion from Medicare, $1.6 trillion from the Obama health-care legislation and $1.9 trillion from a category simply labeled 'other mandatory.' Pressed to explain this magic asterisk, Ryan allowed that the bulk of those 'other mandatory' cuts come from food stamps, welfare, federal employee pensions and support for farmers.
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Sheila Samples is an Oklahoma writer and a former civilian US Army Public Information Officer. She is a Managing Editor for OpEd News, and a regular contributor for a variety of Internet sites.

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