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Axelrod: Ryan plan would lead to end of Medicare
Associated Press ^ | August. 12, 2012

Posted on 08/12/2012 9:41:20 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's senior campaign adviser David Axelrod says the Medicare changes supported by Rep. Paul Ryan, the likely Republican vice presidential candidate, would put the popular health-care plan for the elderly in "a death spiral."

Axelrod said on CNN's "State of the Union" on Sunday that Obama thinks Ryan is a friendly and intelligent man, but he disagrees with his ideas on the direction of government.

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1 posted on 08/12/2012 9:41:24 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Medicare as we know it will be the end of Medicare as we know it.


2 posted on 08/12/2012 9:43:26 AM PDT by wayoverontheright
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To: Free ThinkerNY

...but he disagrees with his ideas on the direction of government.

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Well, Mr. Axelrod...the MAJORITY of Americans disagree with your ideas of government...and....ALL of the FOUNDERS would vehemently disagree with YOUR ideas of the same!!!


3 posted on 08/12/2012 9:45:27 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. - Modified Descartes)
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To: wayoverontheright

I am so tired of listening to this asshat complaining about Ryan and anyone who does not agree with his polcies on the budget. This guy cannot be that dumb to think these programs are going to roll on and one with no changes. Furthermore, I believe it was his boy, His Excellency, who recently rededicated 500 billion from Medicare to Obamacare. Seems to me he should be looking in the mirror when talking about whom is killing off Medicare.


4 posted on 08/12/2012 9:47:07 AM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I am sure that the AnointedIdiot and Dems pulling over $700 billion from Medicare had/has no frakin’ bearing at all, huh AxelrodIdiot?! =.=


5 posted on 08/12/2012 9:48:13 AM PDT by cranked
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To: SumProVita

Medicare , Mr. Axelrod is 38 Trillion an unfunded Program and Obama’s plan?


6 posted on 08/12/2012 9:48:19 AM PDT by scooby321 (AMS)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Why do Obama and liberals get a pass, on the fact that Obamacare takes hundreds of billions out of Medicare? Obamacare and that money transfer will hasten the end of Medicare as we know it.

Yet nobody ever talks about that. Instead, Ryan is pilloried because his plan allegedly throws Granny off the cliff, while nobody says anything about how Obamacare threatens the financial future of Medicare.


7 posted on 08/12/2012 9:48:44 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Free ThinkerNY

ObamaCare steals more than $700 billion from MediCare.

Voting for Obama Biden is like purposely swallowing two tapeworms.


8 posted on 08/12/2012 9:49:34 AM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: Dilbert San Diego
Great point!


9 posted on 08/12/2012 9:50:54 AM PDT by tsowellfan (Voting for Obama Biden is like purposely swallowing two tapeworms)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
the Medicare changes supported by Rep. Paul Ryan, the likely Republican vice presidential candidate, would put the popular health-care plan for the elderly in "a death spiral."

Oh, I wish that were true. Instead, the republic is in a death spiral.
10 posted on 08/12/2012 9:52:02 AM PDT by andyk (Go Juan Pablo!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Um... good?


11 posted on 08/12/2012 9:54:41 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Obama and Axleface have put the USA on a death spiral. After the country is broke, who will pay for Medicare or anything else? Certainly not unemployed former taxpayers.


12 posted on 08/12/2012 9:55:12 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Why has
Obamacare has just stolen a TRILLION DOLLARS

from Medicare to give to Illegal Aliens ?


13 posted on 08/12/2012 9:56:10 AM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your teaching is my delight.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

We must have misheard him
Axelrod: Ryan plan would lead to end of MEDIOCRE.
It is equally clear that Axeldouche hopes no one has noticed that Obamacare actually ends medicare before 2016, but he feels safe cause that won’t fit on a bumper sticker.


14 posted on 08/12/2012 9:57:16 AM PDT by Steamburg (The contents of your wallet is the only language Politicians understand.)
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To: cranked

Exactly


15 posted on 08/12/2012 9:57:25 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

... and Comrade Axelrod, would you please explain to our audience the Obama Administration’s plan for saving Medicare ...

... Well, I’m not going to get into hypotheticals ...


16 posted on 08/12/2012 9:58:22 AM PDT by InterceptPoint (.)
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To: wayoverontheright

True! And the Dems have campaigned accusing Repubs of ending Medicare since thirty minutes after LBJ signed it into law.


17 posted on 08/12/2012 10:00:01 AM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: UriÂ’el-2012
Why has obamacare has just stolen a TRILLION DOLLARS from Medicare to give to Illegal Aliens ?

18 posted on 08/12/2012 10:00:47 AM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your teaching is my delight.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

A death spiral for an outdated plan is better than death panels for the elderly.


19 posted on 08/12/2012 10:03:58 AM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
A. I doubt it.

B. The Obama plan will lead to the end of the country.

20 posted on 08/12/2012 10:05:16 AM PDT by stevem
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Obama is putting the American Dream of a better life into a “death spiral.”

And speaking of deaths, chronic long-term unemployment — the most tangible impact of Obama economic policies — has led to a spike in suicides.


21 posted on 08/12/2012 10:06:03 AM PDT by vekzen
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Axelrod you dumb ass America is broke and the taxpayers are tapped out. You give free medical to millions of illegals so medicare is already in a death spiral...........


22 posted on 08/12/2012 10:07:31 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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Click!

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23 posted on 08/12/2012 10:08:14 AM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93destr)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Axelrod is a typical Stalinist. He lies about what he intends to do by accusing the opposition of doing it. Obama is already stuffing Medicare into the coffin to pay for Obamacare. The elderly can look forward to having bureaucrats dictate their worthiness for treatment. Even so, a great many of them will vote for Obama and his new Soviet Utopia of America. As my grandmother used to say, there is no fool like an old fool. There must be something to that, since the Democrats have been playing old people for fools for decades, running the same old scam.


24 posted on 08/12/2012 10:08:38 AM PDT by pallis
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To: Free ThinkerNY

GOOD....I’m 61, and I do NOT want Medicare.....it’s a scam, and the end of it would be the beginning of some sanity here in America.


25 posted on 08/12/2012 10:09:01 AM PDT by goodnesswins (What has happened to America?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Axelrod said on CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday that Obama thinks Ryan is a friendly and intelligent man, but he disagrees with his ideas on the direction of government.

NO KIDDING? Guess that is because Ryan is not a socialist!


26 posted on 08/12/2012 10:14:22 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Do you think, Mister A-holerod, that Romney will slash Medicare like Obama did?

This morning, Obama deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter appeared on Face The Nation, where she discussed Obamacare’s $700 billion cuts to Medicare. She touted those cuts as an “achievement”.

27 posted on 08/12/2012 10:17:06 AM PDT by Lazamataz (I love the Universe, and it loves me.)
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To: lonestar
True! And the Dems have campaigned accusing Repubs of ending Medicare since thirty minutes after LBJ signed it into law.

And this is the primary reason, IMO, why the Dems politicians have pushed for universal healthcare, aka Obamacare, since whenever. The Dem leadership will make EVERY election about healthcare- Dems want to give more and Repubs want to take it away.

28 posted on 08/12/2012 10:17:06 AM PDT by VRW Conspirator (We were the tea party before there was a tea party. - Jim Robinson)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
It will be difficult for the Republicans to explain the situation in simple words for the sheeple to understand. The Republicans need to use short phrases in simple terms. For example:

Obamacare looted $500 billion from Medicare. Because of that, Grandma will die.

29 posted on 08/12/2012 10:20:41 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Greed + Envy = Liberalism)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Axelrod: Ryan plan would lead to end of Medicare

Unmitigated BULLSHIT from "David, the RED".

30 posted on 08/12/2012 10:32:34 AM PDT by GoldenPup (Comrade "O" has got to GO!!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

David Axelrod has Chicago Values. He’s lying.


31 posted on 08/12/2012 10:36:19 AM PDT by GOPJ (Freeper Neveronmywatch's convinced: Put a compass in the hands of a liberal it'll point south.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This is the “Big Lie” and the GOP campaign needs to debunk it thoroughly completely and constantly

Paul Ryan needs to be in front of many many townhalls and conferences with seniors to address the democrat big lie

With back-up by Newt and Chris Christie- the straight talkers who excel at putting down the BIG LIE

And pound home the $500 BILLION MEDICARE cut in Obamacare


32 posted on 08/12/2012 11:01:45 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: wayoverontheright

When all else fails, and it has - SCARE THE BRITCHES OFF OLD GRANNY AND GRAMPS!


33 posted on 08/12/2012 12:16:00 PM PDT by Twinkie (John 3:16)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Axelrod = Hitler wannabe = MIND GAMES

And...someone needs to tell him to wash his ‘comb over’. The Left are poking fun at Paul Ryan’s hair and not a single word about lil Hitler’s comb over....LOL.


34 posted on 08/12/2012 12:31:15 PM PDT by Ms Mable
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