Scott Brown Cautiously Supports Paul Ryan

Unlike the vast majority of Republicans, Scott Brown hasn’t quite jumped aboard the Paul Ryan bandwagon. Wanting to distance himself from any ties to Ryan’s controversial plans to overhaul Medicare and cut social programs, Brown made it clear that he voted twice to block consideration of ­Ryan’s budget in the Senate. “It certainly raises the bar when you want to talk about our country’s financial problems, and he’ll raise that conversation to a good level,” Brown said. “While we don’t agree on every­thing, I certainly appreciate his efforts to bring the budgetary ideas to the forefront.” [Globe]