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Early States Use Sharp Elbows in 2012 Campaign (Correct): View

Rick Perry wants Social Security turned over to the states -- or at least he seemed to say so in his recent book. Mitt Romney thinks that’s a dumb idea, but says health-care policy should be left to the states. The Republican budget, proposed by Representative Paul Ryan, would turn over Medicaid (health care for the poor) to the states.

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