Harry Reid Will Give GOP Senators a Chance to Show Their Enthusiasm for Cutting Medicare

LAS VEGAS - NOVEMBER 02: U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) smiles as he greets supporters after defeating Republican challenger Sharron Angle at the Nevada State Democratic Party's election results party at the Aria Resort & Casino at CityCenter November 2, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. In one of the nation's most closely watched races, Reid retained his seat for a fifth term against Angle, a Tea Party favorite. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) Photo: Ethan Miller/2010 Getty Images

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid will bring Congressman Paul Ryan's debt-reduction plan — which includes unpopular cuts to Medicare and tax breaks for the rich — to the floor for a vote. Not because he wants it to pass or because it has any chance of passing, but simply to get Republican senators on record supporting the plan so that Democrats can run ads later claiming that Republican Senator X voted to kill your grandma so that the Koch brothers can buy more yachts. "Republicans seem to be in love with the Ryan budget," Reid says. "And so they are going to have an opportunity here in the Senate to vote on the Ryan budget and see [how many] Republican senators like the Ryan budget as much as their House colleagues did." You can tell he's enjoying this.

Reid will hold Senate vote on Ryan budget [Hill]