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Paul Ryan’s Would-Be Challenger Launches Hands Off Grandma Site

WASHINGTON — Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) is taking his first political hit back home for a budget plan that critics say will hurt elderly Medicare beneficiaries.Ryan, who chairs the powerful House Budget Committee, unveiled a proposal last week…

WASHINGTON — Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) is taking his first political hit back home for a budget plan that critics say will hurt elderly Medicare beneficiaries.

Ryan, who chairs the powerful House Budget Committee, unveiled a proposal last week to start reining in the deficit in part by reconfiguring Medicare as a voucher-like program where seniors would get subsidized private insurance. The Congressional Budget Office found the move would cost seniors more.

Now Kenosha County Supervisor Rob Zerban is using that finding to help drum up support for his campaign to defeat Ryan.

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