Here’s what Obama said about Ryan’s proposal in 2010. h/t to Washington Free Beacon.
“I’ve read it. I can tell you what’s in it. There are some ideas I agree with, and there are some that we should have a healthy debate about because I don’t agree with. The major drivers of our long-term liabilities as everyone knows are Medicare and Medicaid, and health care spending.
Social Security we can probably fix the same way Ronald Reagan and Tip O’Neil sat down together…that’s manageable. Medicare and Medicaid — massive problem down the road. That’s something our children will have to deal with.
“This is an entirely legitimate proposal”