Your Views: Draw your own conclusions about GOP history, Ryan plan

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

In 1936, a year after President Roosevelt signed the Social Security law, the Republican candidate for president, Alf Landon, called it a cruel hoax and promised to repeal it.

In 1940, the Republican candidate for president, Wendell Wilkie, wanted to expand the Social Security Act.

In 1964, the Republican candidate for president, Barry Goldwater, opposed the Medicare law. By 1968, presidential candidate Richard Nixon understood that the issue was settled and the Republicans ceased their opposition.

In 2014, just prior to President Obama’s announcement that more than 7 million people had signed up for the Affordable Care Act, Congressman Paul Ryan released a House Republican budget that would repeal the law.

This is history. Draw your own conclusions.



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