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Republicans are backtracking as voters are demonstrating a lack of support for their efforts to overhaul Medicare.

Riding the wave of the 2010 election, the G.O.P has been eager to rally voters against what they deem as big government social welfare programs like Medicare.  But recent polls and town halls meeting tell a different story. As it appears, voters are all for budget cuts, but not when it comes to programs like Medicare that directly their lives.

Democrats are playing on the recent revelations, working to stage a vote on Medicare as early as this week with the hopes that forcing Republicans into a hasty decision will fair well for liberals in the 2012 election.

Read More at the NY Times.


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