Yeah, probably you shouldn't
Eric Cantor spoke with Fortune last week. But when challenged to expand on his defense of the RR budget's Medicare provisions and criticism of Obama's handling of the same thing, he sort of came up short.
It's a point that Ryan himself made in his speech accepting the vice presidential nod on Wednesday night. Attacking Obama's health care reform law, Ryan said its "biggest, coldest power play of all" targeted seniors for $716 billion in cuts. But Ryan's own budget counted on those same savings, which in fact would be squeezed from reimbursement payments to hospitals and insurers. Asked about the inconsistency of Ryan attacking cuts his own plan embraced, Cantor begged off. "The assumption was that, um, the, the, ah, again — I probably can't speak to that in an exact way so I better just not," he said.Yeah. Better just not.
I mean, what could he have said?