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

Media Research CenterDuring MSNBC's live coverage of the Republican National Convention on Tuesday, 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?

-Brad Wilmouth is a news analyst at the Media Research Center