The Democratic Party has begun a campaign to attack Republican lawmakers for pushing cuts to Medicare benefits during the latest round of failed federal deficit talks, a new turn in a drama that not long ago featured top Democrats expressing a willingness to tinker with the popular entitlement program.
The strategy underscores the full-circle nature of the policy fight that has gripped Washington for the past year, as early calls for bipartisan solutions have turned into trench warfare in the wake of last week’s collapse of the debt-reduction “supercommittee.”
GOP officials are girding for the Medicare attacks, which they concede come with a history of success for Democrats.
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Source: The Washington Post