Ex-Newsweek's Alter Slams Paul Ryan Budget As 'Cruel'

During MSNBC's live coverage of the Republican National Convention, as Paul Ryan was being discussed, MSNBC political analyst Jonathan Alter -- formerly of Newsweek -- asserted that Congressman Ryan's budget proposals are "cruel." Alter:

He comes across very well in terms of his presentation. The policies are cruel, Chris. If you have 30, 40, even 50 percent cuts in discretionary non-defense spending, that hurts a lot of people. If you are cutting $800 billion from Medicaid, where are those people going to go for health care?

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