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Allen West rips opponent for Medicare cuts West voted for



The latest ad in the Allen West-Patrick Murphy slug fest provides a window into how Medicare has become an attack point for both sides.

The West ad rips Patrick Murphy for supporting $716 billion in Medicare savings that come under Obamacare. But West voted for the Ryan budget, which included those same cuts. Of the Ryan budget, West once said, "Anyone challenging me on my support to this visionary plan to restore our economic security will be signing up for a suicide mission."

[Last modified: Thursday, October 11, 2012 12:38pm]


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