Olga Khazan: May 2011 Archives

Ryan's Plan Unpopular With Voters, Not With Industry

Paul Ryan speaking at CPAC 2011. (Gage Skidmore / Flickr)Paul Ryan's budget plan may have spooked both moderate Democrats and Republicans with its steep Medicare cuts. The Senate rejected the plan just last week.

But while the House Budget Committee Chairman's proposed voucherization turned off many of his constituents and fellow lawmakers, it didn't staunch the money flowing in from industry donors.

Ryan, R-Wis., received tens of thousands of dollars in political contributions from corporate interests while he was drafting his proposal, Federal Election Commission records show.