Skip to comments.FACT CHECK: Questionable claims in veep debut (AP at it already)
Posted on 08/11/2012 12:58:34 PM PDT by TurboZamboni
WASHINGTONIn his debut as Mitt Romney's running mate, Paul Ryan promised "America's comeback team" won't duck tough budget issues, although the man standing next to him has kept his head low so far. Romney vowed the duo would "preserve" Medicare, an eye-popping claim considering Ryan wants to transform the program from the ground up. Not all the rhetoric fit neatly with reality or with the record when Romney introduced his Republican vice presidential choice to the nation Saturday. A look at some of the claims by the Wisconsin congressman and Romney, and how they compare with the facts.
ROMNEY: "Unlike the current president, who has cut Medicare funding by $700 billion, we will preserve and protect Medicare and Social Security and keep them there for future generations."
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If a news story labels itself as a ‘fact check’, its a pretty safe bet that the story is pure editorial opinion and the reporter thinks putting the word ‘fact’ in the headlines will somehow give their opinions more credility with the intended audience.
I can’t count the number of ‘Fact Check’ articles I have read this year that amount to ‘Yes the conservatives candidate’s numbers are correct but its very unfair to measure the success of Obama’s programs in objective terms’ or ‘Yes, the liberal candidate’s statements were techically wrong but he meant well so we should give him credit for that.’
Note to liberal reporters: facts are objective things like numbers or dates, not interpretations. If you want to advance the argument that MediCare can be better ‘preserved’ by promising much more than we can possibly afford to deliver until the system collapses than by matching promises with revenue, at least have the decency to call your piece an editorial opinion.
Expecting decency from lieberal reporters? Wow, talk about being optimistic!
Of course the Communist media will try to destroy Ryan. Conservative friends have already called me to share their joy that Romney picked Ryan as his VP.
If Obama wins a second term, what makes you think that the federal government in Washington DC will still be standing in 2016?
Revolution is hard to do.
Short of that, there will be a show of form over substance.
Romney's team may not, but Ryan's successfully been reelected in a heavily Democrat district, what, six times? I assume he knows this. Whether Romney's team will listen to him, or Palinize him is another story.
This is the same AP that said four years ago that they would put opinion or editorialize in their reporting and not just in their opinion pieces.
Yep. Of course, any Medicare proposal is met with howls of “now Granny will have to eat dog food” and SCARE THE PANTS OFF THE SENIORS!
“Revolution is hard to do.”
And trying to maintain a commie regime with a bunch of fat-ass clowns who have never been steeped in combat is even more hard to do, ie, see Kaddhafi’s mercenaries and elite guard who ended up hanging from lampposts. Kaddhafi’s chief of the army was dragged into the courtyard and got his brains blown out.
Always a pleasure to talk with you, Pearls Before Swine. Best wishes to you and your family.
On current medicare granny already has to eat dog food if she has nothing else to rely on. But with the Chile plan, or the Galveston plan...granny could eat a lot better with the savings she’s invested as opposed to the current plan where politicians consfiscate her money and use it to buy votes.
The rat plan...keep them begging.
“The rat plan...keep them begging.”
Yep. Begging; and on the Democrat Plantation.