Did Scott Brown flip-flop on supporting Paul Ryan’s budget plan?
The budget proposed by Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis. — which would make deep spending cuts, hold the line on taxes and significantly change Medicare for those younger than 55 — has become a keybattleground between the two parties.
Still, Brown did indicate pretty clearly in Newburyport that he would cast a loyal GOP vote for the plan, even if he expected that the vote would ultimately prove fruitless. Then 10 days later, in the POLITICO op-ed, he made clear that he wasn’t just disappointed by the Ryan plan but would definitely vote “no.”
Anyone reading his comments in the Newburyport Daily News would be under the impression Brown was voting for the Ryan budget, but he’s not. So we give Brown a Full Flop.
Published: May 24, 2011