Skip to comments.The real 'death trap' is ObamaCare
Posted on 04/14/2011 2:46:59 AM PDT by Scanian
It was entirely predictable that the Democrats would demagogue House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan's bold and fiscally sound budgetary proposal -- but it takes remarkable political brazenness for them to attack it for something it doesn't do, as they already have.
Thus, incoming party chairman Debbie Wasserman Schultz complains of Ryan's treatment of Medicare: "This plan would literally be a death trap for seniors."
Funny: "Death trap for seniors" applies a whole lot more to the ObamaCare law that Democrats muscled through last year -- which uses Medicare as a piggybank to fund their new entitlement program
Ryan's plan is an attempt to reform -- and thus save -- Medicare, while the president's pet law not only failed to reform Medicare but loots from it. If it isn't repealed, ObamaCare will be financed through a roughly even split of tax hikes and Medicare cuts.
Let's compare Ryan's proposal, which would repeal ObamaCare, to the course that President Obama has put us on:
It's Obama who cut Medicare: The Congressional Budget Office reports that, from 2012 to 2021, the Democrats' health-care overhaul will take a colossal $797 billion out of Medicare and related federal health programs to spend on ObamaCare.
In contrast, Ryan's budget keeps Medicare savings in Medicare, using them to extend the program's life.
Ryan increases seniors' choices: Under his proposal, anyone now 55 or older would get to choose whether to stay in traditional Medicare or switch into the newly reformed Medicare program once it's up and running in 2022. Neither ObamaCare nor President Obama's budget -- nor his new budget "framework" -- offers such a choice.
(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...
Illegal aliens are shutting down emergency rooms across the country with the legally-sanctioned free healthcare services they use; ObamaCare is simply a way to provide healthcare for the illegal aliens that are here to replace the grandchildren our senior citizens don’t have. Better to get 50 years of Dem votes out of amnestied illegals than 5 or 10 more years out of senior citizens...
For a politically vocal group, seniors have been strangely quiet (or simply unreported) on this issue.
THE REAL DEATH TRAP IS ZERO
the truth of matter is that obamacare takes money from seniors and redistributes it to illegals.
obamacare will gradually destroy competition, and later destroy the country.
Most of them probably don't understand it. It's amazing how many people still view it as "free healthcare".
It was widely reported that part of it would be funded by cuts to MediCare; in the past just rumors of politicians touching that would be met by a hue & cry (”They want old people to die.”).
There fixed it ;-)