DAVID GREGORY: I'm just trying to understand where you are. You don't believe that the Ryan plan is the basis of where you're going to get agreement.
MITCH MCCONNELL: I voted for the Ryan plan.
HOWARD FINEMAN: The mathematics of the Ryan plan would result in anything other than the average retired person paying at least five or six thousand dollars more a year in the end.
ED SCHULTZ: In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell offered his wish list: An increase in the Medicare eligibility age.
ED SCHULTZ: The idea is unpopular and it's also inefficient because it increases the cost to seniors without creating much savings to the government at all.