Republican Town Halls Heat Up Over Proposed Medicare CutsPlay
It began when Republican Paul Ryan was booed at a town hall meeting in his home state of Wisconsin last week over his opposition to raising taxes on the very wealthy. Critics at that meeting didn't buy his defense that taxes would hurt small businesses.
Since then, other Republican politicians have been peppered with questions about Ryan's budget-cutting proposals, including his plan to convert Medicare to a subsidized voucher program rather than one covered by the government directly. Freshman Congressman Daniel Webster (R-Fla.) faced a booing and shouting crowd on that topic yesterday in Orlando. We speak with Mark Schleub, senior reporter for the Orlando Sentinel, who covered Webster's town hall meeting.
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This segment aired on April 27, 2011.