Partisan hack and pseudo-intellectual, Chris Hayes, attacked Paul Ryan for defending Medicare and claiming to spend more on Medicare, when Ryan also praises the philosophy of Ayn Rand. If you don't know Ayn Rand's philosophy, don't feel bad -- most people don't. Briefly, Ayn Rand promoted individualism, reason, capitalism, free markets and limited government.
Hayes' partisan point is that Ryan is defending a government program, Medicare, when he preaches limited government. This is one of the most trite smears from the Left. Ryan understands that Medicare was created by government long ago, and that government has taken money from the paychecks of those who work in order to pay for Medicare. Government doesn't give Americans free healthcare in old age -- Medicare has cost all of us who've worked and paid taxes. If this same money had been placed in low-risk private savings plans, we'd have much better coverage in old age. Ryan is telling those over 54 years of age that government will honor what's been paid in, and that those younger than 54 will have options which includes private options.
Democrats are using Ryan's plan to reform Medicare to attack Ryan, and they aren't coming up with a better plan. Democrats are attacking and smearing, not looking for solutions. Medicare is in a financial mess, and something must be done -- however, partisan hacks like Hayes are more concerned scoring cheap political points that with finding fundamental solutions to the fundamental problems caused by the welfare/warfare State.