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David Axelrod: Mitt Romney would bankrupt Medicare
Politico ^ | 8/14/12 9:23 AM EDT | Katie Glueck

Posted on 08/14/2012 7:42:57 AM PDT by Olog-hai

In a swipe at the GOP presidential ticket, senior Obama adviser David Axelrod on Tuesday defended President Barack Obama’s handling of Medicare.

“The president … took away subsidies, unwarranted subsidies, to insurance companies, and he used that money to help lengthen the life of Medicare by nearly a decade,” Axelrod said on CNN’s Starting Point, referencing a provision of the new health care law. “So when Gov. Romney says he doesn’t support that, obviously … that’s problematical.” …

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: axelrod; davidaxelrod; davidaxlegrease; dncstrategy; leftism; medicare; mediscare; seniors

1 posted on 08/14/2012 7:43:11 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Fine. But Obama will bankrupt the COUNTRY.


2 posted on 08/14/2012 7:44:26 AM PDT by alancarp (Liberals are all for shared pain... until they're included in the pain group.)
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To: Olog-hai

No, Obama cutting $700 billion out of Medicare to fund his Obama care disaster is bankrupting Medicare.


3 posted on 08/14/2012 7:46:36 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: Olog-hai

Little Davy “The Bogeyman” Axelgrease scaring the old folks again. It’s all the commie ‘RATS have. How ‘bout that 700 billion you guys are taking from Medicare to pay for CommieCare Davy? What about that?


4 posted on 08/14/2012 7:48:22 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (You win some, you lose some and some you don't suit up for.)
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To: Olog-hai

The question is not WHO will bankrupt Medicare, but WHEN. One side is in a hurry, the other is sauntering, but they’re both headed there.


5 posted on 08/14/2012 7:48:55 AM PDT by lurk
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To: Olog-hai

What he means to say is, “Romney will take away our power to scare the living daylights out of senior citizens in order to frighten them into voting for us.”..............


6 posted on 08/14/2012 7:49:11 AM PDT by Red Badger (Anyone who thinks wisdom comes with age is either too young or too stupid to know the difference....)
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To: Olog-hai
ONCE_UPON2
7 posted on 08/14/2012 7:49:22 AM PDT by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: alancarp

Obama will bankrupt Medicare and the country. Ryan has a plan to save Medicare thtat doesn’t even touch Medicare for current seniors.


8 posted on 08/14/2012 7:51:42 AM PDT by KansasGirl ("If you have a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen."--B. Hussein Obama)
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To: Olog-hai

Obama also mandated a 15% oerating margin for insurance companies. The average operating margin prior to this was about 30%, so he mandated that they provide more services for half the operating money. That’ll work, I’m sure.


9 posted on 08/14/2012 7:54:55 AM PDT by DBrow
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To: Olog-hai

The Federal government is bankrupt in all but name, and therefore, so are all its programs.


10 posted on 08/14/2012 7:57:26 AM PDT by GenXteacher (You have chosen dishonor to avoid war; you shall have war also.)
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To: Olog-hai
David Axelrod: Mitt Romney would bankrupt Medicare

What Axlerod is thinking is "Why bankrupt Medicare when we have the opportunity to destroy the whole of our economic system".

He considers Romney a wimp for not going for more.

11 posted on 08/14/2012 7:58:05 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: KansasGirl

Still trying to figure out how a fiscal hawk like Ryan got picked by the author of Romneycare, but I’m hoping that one of the deals Ryan made was “I do the budget.”


12 posted on 08/14/2012 7:58:18 AM PDT by alancarp (Liberals are all for shared pain... until they're included in the pain group.)
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To: Olog-hai

Axelrod’s lying - it’s part of the Chicago Way...


13 posted on 08/14/2012 7:58:46 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: MNJohnnie

Today’s seniors are not the seniors of yesteryear. The Baby Boomer Generation is quickly taking over the title. They don’t remember Roosevelt, The Great Depression or The New Deal. They are more college educated than the previous generation and are more savvy to the lies and distortions of government agencies and politicians. They were the idealists and the cultural drivers of the 50’s 60’s and 70’s. They were also the high wage earners and family raisers of the 80’s and 90’s. They don’t scare as easy as the old FDR Democrat Seniors of the past. They know better, because they have seen it better..................


14 posted on 08/14/2012 7:59:42 AM PDT by Red Badger (Anyone who thinks wisdom comes with age is either too young or too stupid to know the difference....)
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To: Olog-hai

Obama’s people are telling us what the king will complete doing once he gets his second term. Whatever they are accusing is their m.o.


15 posted on 08/14/2012 8:01:03 AM PDT by Rapunzel (Run SARAH run)
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To: MNJohnnie

The media have given Obama a pass on his cutting $700 billion out of Medicare. We’re not supposed to talk about that. Instead, we’re supposed to be scared of Paul Ryan throwing Granny off the cliff.

What else will come out about Ryan? I’m just waiting for the liberals to talk about how he worked as a young man for Oscar Meyer, and that he drove the Weinermobile. The liberal comedians will have lots of fun with that. And they will say, how does someone who drives the Weinermobile get elected to Congress, LOL, and basically do the dunce Dan Quayle thing on him.


16 posted on 08/14/2012 8:02:27 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Wings-n-Wind

Now that is a picture of what you call a target rich environment!


17 posted on 08/14/2012 8:06:43 AM PDT by Batman11 (We came for the chicken sandwiches and a Sweet Tea Party broke out!)
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To: Olog-hai
Obama adviser David Axelrod on Tuesday defended President Barack Obama’s handling of Medicare.

Axelrod and the Chicago Communists have already
stolen 3/4 TRILLION dollars from Medicare.

18 posted on 08/14/2012 8:06:46 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: Wings-n-Wind

...and the bartender asks, “:What will you have, President?”


19 posted on 08/14/2012 8:10:37 AM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: Olog-hai

Medicare was doing so well until Mitt came along.


20 posted on 08/14/2012 8:11:19 AM PDT by windsorknot
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To: Olog-hai
Mr. Axelrod like Debbie W. Schultz or Kirsten Powers....all thrown in buzz words like radical; extreme; or disaster just anything to taint the message. Kirsten's attempt on Bret's Special Report yesterday must have used extreme and radical to preface her remarks at least 5 times if not more. This does not help anyone....Axelrod is just as bad if not worse. I am sick and tired of this rhetoric, it is not "good debate" but bad reporting.
21 posted on 08/14/2012 8:22:00 AM PDT by yoe (Vote for your Country, not a political party. or personal issues.)
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To: Olog-hai

You mean more than it is already?

In any case, we need to bankrupt Medicare before it bankrupts us...


22 posted on 08/14/2012 8:23:49 AM PDT by Little Ray (AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: Olog-hai

David Axelrod: Mitt Romney would bankrupt Medicare

23 posted on 08/14/2012 8:25:05 AM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Olog-hai

What we are up against...?.....

People who not only question or oppose or do not believe in (God or) ethics or morals.... but Do Not Care. “Truth” is only an inaccurate construct, it is dysfunctional. Morality and the avoidance (and even the concept) of “evil” are all discarded; morality is nothing but a means by which some people rule over others. The purpose is to rule, and the astute will replace old, out-dated concepts (God, Bible, Church or Synagogue, good and evil, etc.) with new (or Transformed?), and more “healthy” ways of thinking.

Nietzsche would be proud?
(One wonders whether his pastor father would be, however...)


24 posted on 08/14/2012 8:32:13 AM PDT by faithhopecharity
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To: Olog-hai

Its already bankrupt. Next attack please


25 posted on 08/14/2012 8:52:00 AM PDT by South Dakota (shut up and drill)
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To: MNJohnnie

Why doesn’t someone ask the dems about the 700 billion dollars from Medicare to fund Obamacare..If Obamacare goes into effect seniors will be on medicaid


26 posted on 08/14/2012 9:03:27 AM PDT by rxtn41
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To: rxtn41

If you look up the word communist lunatic in the dictionary a photo of AXELROD appears. Axelrod, I have another talking point for you. Ah, the republicans are going to put grease on the sidewalks so old people slip and fall. Axelrod go back to your communist teaching job and try and brainwash some more ignorant college kids, because your out of work in 90 days.


27 posted on 08/14/2012 10:03:41 AM PDT by spawn44 (MOO)
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To: Olog-hai

It’s already bankrupt, thanks to Obama who robbed it to pay off his political friends.


28 posted on 08/14/2012 5:12:20 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (You have entered an invalid birthday)
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To: DBrow

Which is exactly who my Wife’s Brother will be losing his Job at Blue Cross next year.


29 posted on 08/14/2012 5:16:54 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Republicans Hope people are Smart, but Democrats Know people are Stupid.)
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To: Kickass Conservative

Sorry to hear that.


30 posted on 08/14/2012 5:51:52 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: DBrow
Well, my B-I-L never told me (because he knows better), but I think he Voted for Obama.

Being in CA, it didn't make any difference how he Voted, but what comes around goes around. I think he learned his lesson, but we'll see how that works out. Yes, my Wife doesn't read my Posts here. LOL

31 posted on 08/14/2012 7:28:46 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Republicans Hope people are Smart, but Democrats Know people are Stupid.)
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To: Kickass Conservative

Well I won’t drop a dime on you!


32 posted on 08/14/2012 7:34:39 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: DBrow
You bring up a good point. I think the catch 22 of Zerocare is the fines.
It's the Gov making laws so impossible that everyone is criminal and must pay.
How else will he pay for it. What will he do when companies start firing
everybody to get below the threshold of fines?


I have a good idea what will happen. Companies will send their current employees
to the city, to get a business license and become contractors.

33 posted on 08/14/2012 8:33:35 PM PDT by MaxMax (If you're not angry, you're not paying attention)
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