Fears that GOP Representative Paul Ryan is planning to end Medicare as Americans know it are now spreading outside the beltway. Joining Ed Schultz on MSNBC’s The Ed Show, The Nation‘s John Nichols said that citizens at town hall meetings in Wisconsin are starting to fight back against the severe cuts that are central to Ryan’s budget plan.

In Kenosha, those in attendance challenged Ryan on most of what he was arguing, citing government agency reports and other materials that show that Ryan’s plan is built on falsehoods. Nichols reports that "Ryan was kept on his toes," and Kenosha citizens were as charged as he’s ever seen them because they really are afraid of Ryan’s plan and what it might do to Medicare.

—Kevin Gosztola