Skip to comments.Biden OK with Democrats citing outdated number to fault Romney on health care
Posted on 09/30/2012 5:15:36 PM PDT by Evil Slayer
Not long after Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz told seniors at Century Village of Boca Raton they could be socked with $6,300 a year in higher Medicare costs under Mitt Romney, Vice President Joe Biden acknowledged the figure is based on an analysis of an outdated plan.
But Biden argued its fair for Democrats to keep using the number, anyway.
U.S. Rep. Wasserman Schultz, D-Weston, was one of the speakers who took the stage before Biden on Friday at the heavily Democratic condo community.
We know that Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan unapologetically support an extreme budget plan that would end Medicare as we know it and turn it into a voucher program, shred the health care safety net that exists for our seniors and increase their premiums, your premiums, by more than $6,300 a year. That is unacceptable, Wasserman Schultz told the senior-dominated crowd of about 800.
The $6,300 figure Wasserman Schultz cited is based on an old version of Ryans plan. And that plan was for people who are now 54 and younger, so her reference to your premiums wouldnt apply to most of the audience at Century Village.
When Biden spoke, he noted the $6,300 or $6,400 figure that Wasserman Schultz and other Democrats frequently repeat is based on a Congressional Budget Office analysis of Ryans 2011 plan, not the revised version Ryan proposed and the GOP-controlled House approved this year. CBO hasnt analyzed the new plans impact on beneficiaries.
The press is out there, and these are good women and men. They say that were being a little unfair, Biden said.
CBO said the plan, the first plan that the press somehow thinks its unfair for us to talk about, would raise the cost for every senior by $6,400 a year.
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Stupid old white guy that makes the boss look good
Just imagine, he coulda been our President instead of BO. And he would have been better.
He could have been a smash hit to take Johnny Carson's Late Show. I laugh just looking at his picture!
Did you notice that it is only a one letter difference between Biden and an ass-washer, the Bidet? Cousins?
At least Rimshot Joe would be entertaining.