Paul Ryan: conservative saviour or Republican albatross? | Michael White

(Blog Post) Mitt Romney's running-mate choice may well prove a Palin-esque mistake It didn't take long for Mitt Romney's Republican running-mate, Paul Ryan , to make the kind of impact on us foreigners which will delight his admirers and confirm the bookies' hunch that Barack Obama may well win his second term in November despite an ailing US economy. Just two days on the job and some bright spark has just unearthed Ryan's attack on the NHS. Full Story »

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Posted by: Posted by Pamela Hogle - Aug 14, 2012 - 11:38 AM PDT
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by Jack Dinkmeyer - Aug. 17, 2012

Interesting article from an outside the U.S. opinion with some good statistics. Provided the reader can get past all the local asides that demonstrate the author’s wit as well as providing examples of the author’s points for those who understand the local asides. Which of course, American readers do not.

Europeans love to point out the inadequacies of America's healthcare to their healthcare systems. To wit: Britain spends 10% of GDP to health insure all of its citizens, whilst the U.S. spends approximately 17% and excludes 50 million of its citizens from healthcare.

Ryan’s proposed “block grant” system of payment to states running Medicaid would on some estimates cut the numbers entitled to it from 41 million to 27 ... More »

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