Skip to comments.Other GOPers likely to follow Gingrich’s lead in criticizing Ryan’s budget plan
Posted on 05/17/2011 4:34:44 AM PDT by ejdrapes
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What is up with the Daily Caller? I thought it was supposed to be a conservative version of Huffington Post/Daily Beast. But yesterday they ran a negative piece on Michele Bachmann (that Rush smacked down) and now today a negative gossipy piece about Paul Ryan's budget. What gives?
Just what the Demonrats ordered - splitting up the Republicans and getting them to fight each other.
I think that they should sign on with Newt as soon as possible.
It will make the culling of the herd so much easier in the coming primaries.
Bring it on, RINOs!
Actually, The Donald was the first to criticize it.
I was a Benefits Manager in my former working life, and Medicare is a disaster. Part of the reasons of the high costs are that doctors have to wait months for payments, the claim statements are complex and confusing, the coordination of benefits is a bureaucratic nightmare, and it takes extra medical staff to handle all of the paperwork - and that's not even including rampant fraud.
Newt, spineless Republicans, Medicare - you really had to get my blood boiling early this morning!
This is what we can call a manufactured storyline. They quote a 2009 poll...ignoring the past 24 months of political events. Their basis is that this plan ends Medicare...it doesn’t. They act as if Ryan’s plan impacts current senior’s plans....it doesn’t. They act as if seniors are rejecting the plan...they are not.
Keep in mind that the Daily Caller is Tucker Carlson’s website, and he’s never been anything more than a moderate middle of the road insider type. This may be wishful thinking on the Daily Caller’s part.
This better be not true.
Ryan’s plan does not “drastically alter” Medicare for anyone presently in it or soon to enter the program. It provides more choices for people who are just now entering the workforce.
If the GOPers follow Gingrich’s lead, they will receive the same lethal drubbing Gingrich received.
This article makes no sense at all. All polling shows that seniors are one of the demographics MOST behind the Ryan plan.
Other GOPers likely to follow Gingrichs lead in criticizing Ryans budget plan
and right over the edge of the cliff and into obscurity....
The Donald is not conervative, no surprise there.
I could see a left wing site or the MSM pushing this, but why the Daily Caller?
America has a choice.
Alter the entitlement programs or go down the tubes.
Make your choice. Newt made his and his is the path to bankruptcy.
An adult! My kingdom for an adult!
It’s despicable. I can get this crap at plenty of leftwing sites. I thought the Daily Caller was supposed to be different.
At some point, people are going to realize the following:
The choice is NOT between “Medicare as we know it” and Paul Ryan’s plan.
The choice is between “Medicare as we know it” for people only up to a certain age and then NOTHING. Or be prepared to multiply Medicare taxes from 1.45% (employee & employer) to 14.50 (employee & employer). Yes, times ten. As the massive baby boomer generation enters the program. That should put the final nail in the economic coffin around here.
This is why health insurance (and all insurance policies) have maximum coverage limits; it is required to be able to price them. Medicare is essentially an insurance policy with NO coverage limits. That is why predicting it’s future cost with confidence is impossible. (There are other reasons, but that is the main one.)
While some people will gently go into that good night, as we learned of Harmon Killebrew this past week, others will not. I have a former mother in law, who, if she found out tomorrow that the only treatment that could save her life costs $ 10,000,000.00 and only offered 50/50 odds, would insist on it, provided Medicare was going to pay for it. She’s 85.
And yes, if you’re wondering....she’s a former gov’t employee.
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