Democratic senator says new Ryan Medicare plan is ‘lipstick on the pig’
The Hill - December 16, 2011
Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-Wis.) new Medicare plan is “lipstick on the pig,” says Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio).
Brown is the latest Democrat to pile on with criticism of the Medicare reform plan Ryan introduced Thursday with Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.). Americans United for Change has also used the “lipstick on a pig” line.
Brown said the new plan is basically the same as a proposal Ryan previously rolled out that Democrats argue would essentially turn Medicare into a voucher system.