“It’s not a question of if Medicare is going to change. It clearly is, because it’s going broke,” the Wisconsin Republican said Sunday on “State of the Union.”
He took a jab at Obama and Senate Democrats, arguing that neither has offered a concrete counteroffer to his proposal for $6 trillion in cuts over the next 10 years. But Ryan also suggested that both sides must work together on a solution.
“This is not a Republican-created problem or a Democratic-created problem. It’s both parties, and we’ve got to face up to that if we want to get this situation in control,” he said.
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.