The most libertarian-minded candidate on the ballot next month punches back against claims that he views Medicare and Social Security like a libertarian does:
I've got a piece going up later about this, but the degree to which the $500 billion in projected Medicare cuts that Democrats passed to pay for health care reform has emerged as one of the readiest attack lines from Republicans; even though, yes, the rhetoric of the Tea Party denounces Medicare as an unsustainable Great Society boondoggle.
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