Republicans across the country have sought to counter-attack on Medicare by pointing to the $700 billion Democrats squeezed from future Medicare spending in order to pay for it. The issue has become problematic for them, though, because GOP vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan's plan, approved by the House, would partially privatize the program.
“Richard Mourdock has run a pathetic campaign,
and now he’s depending on secretly-funded special interests and shameful
lies to bail him out,” said Paul Tencher, Donnelly’s campaign manager.
“No amount of shady Wall Street money will change that Richard Mourdock
questioned the constitutionali
"I challenge you in Article I, Section 8 of the United States Constitution where those so-called enumerated powers are listed. I challenge you to find words that talk about Medicare or Medicaid or, yes, even Social Security," he said then.