A truly bipartisan deal?


In the recent editorial debate on budget politics, Rep. Paul Ryan in his opposing view states: “Republican­s’ Path to Prosperity budget that passed the House last week represents the only plan that . . . advances bipartisan, patient-centered health care solutions” (“Compromise budget is flawed,” April 4).

How does it advance bipartisan­ship when he calls it a Republican plan? How is it bipartisan when it was passed on a party-line vote? Have I missed something?

Were the views of Democrats in the House taken into considerat­ion? If so, which ones? Only then can Ryan claim that his plan advances a bipartisan solution.

Tony Awad Alpharetta, Ga.

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