by Dr. Roy Cordato
Senior Economist, Emeritas
Since the naming of Paul Ryan as the Republican VP candidate many libertarians on FB and Twitter have been pointing out, often and sometimes vociferously, “the Ryan Plan” is not to get rid of Medicare and Medicaid but to reform it and to save it. This is meant to be criticism of Ryan, showing that he’s just another statist. Below is taken from the web site of LP presidential candidate Gary Johnson:
Fix Social Security by changing the escalator from being based on wage growth to inflation. It’s time for Social Security to reflect today’s realities without breaking trust with retirees.