So a Democrat won the NY-26 special election. In some circles, this is definitive proof that belief in small government has been vanquished forever.
This Medicare deal is such a galvanizing issue that turnout was less than 50% what it was in November, when Chris Lee won in a blowout (blowouts tend to have lower turnout than competitive races). So clearly this race, caused by a sex scandal against Republicans with extremely low turnout, where a turncoat third party candidate takes away a significant chunk of the vote for the Republican, proves that Paul Ryan's plan is hated nationwide and that Republicans are doomed next year!
Or, um, not. As for Medicare, that goes bankrupt in 2024. Its probably best if we just close our eyes and pretend it isn't happening; that way, it won't happen. This "deal with the problem" attitude Republicans have is wildly irresponsible! I mean, how do they expect to be on par with Greece if we tackle these unsustainable long term entitlement debts?