Ryan On Newt: ‘With Allies Like That, Who Needs The Left?'

May 17, 2011 - 1:51 PM

(CNSNews.com) - On Laura Ingraham's radio show Monday, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) fired back at 2012 presidential candidate Newt Gingrich, who criticized Ryan’s proposed Medicare reforms.

Gingrich, speaking Sunday on NBC’s ‘Meet The Press,’ said Ryan’s plan was "too big a jump.”

Gingrich, while discussing Ryan's Medicare reforms, said, "I don't think right-wing social engineering is any more desirable than left-wing social engineering."

On Monday, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) took a swing back at the Republican presidential candidate, telling guest host Raymond Arroyo, "With allies like that, who needs the left?"

“What’s happening is Medicare is going broke and we’re saying if we put a plan like this in place you don’t have to change the benefits for anybody who is 55 and above. That’s hardly radical. What’s radical is the president’s new law, which now he’s doubling down on saying he wants 15 people, unelected bureaucrats he will appoint next year and put them in charge of Medicare and they will decide how much to cut Medicare what prices to control what care to ration. We think that that’s radical,” Ryan said.