Skip to comments.On Medicare, time to take the fight to Obama (Obama steals over $700 billion from seniors)
Posted on 08/16/2012 3:06:52 PM PDT by tobyhill
When Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney announced he had selected Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan as his running mate, many on the right rejoiced while many on the left salivated. They drooled over the prospect of being able to run political advertisements rooted in fear, not fact, about what Ryan will do to entitlement programs.
But if there ever was a time to be careful what you wish for, its right now.
Since the announcement, something interesting has happened. The attention from Romney and Ryans plans to save Medicare has shifted the debate back onto the President and his handling of the issue.
Every chance that Romney and Ryan are asked about their proposal to help fix the borderline-bankrupt entitlement is a chance for them to actively shift the discussion, putting President Obama and his allies on the defensive for what they have already done.
With the passage of Obamacare, Medicare has already been gutted to the tune of $716 billion dollars. Though Democrats claimed this was savings, it was done to pay for the laws enormous price tag (it was also deceptively double-counted so that the left looked like they were saving money and keeping Medicare solvent). Talk about a generational Robin Hood: robbing the old to give to the young, specifically, those 26 and under who are now covered under the new health law.
(Excerpt) Read more at nydailynews.com ...
If Obama doesn’t care about his own brother, what makes people think he cares about seniors, children, military and their families, or even the security of the United States? This guy will be the destruction of this country if he isn’t removed from office.
Updating tagline. Thanks Andrea!
SH**. FReepers knew all about the double counting, the reasons behind it, as well as may stating when it came to it, ODrama would blame Republicans. Now that is more and more likely with Paul Ryan’s plan looking viable after they send ODrama packing.
wow...yet another anti-obama editorial from the left leaning NYDN....
Agreed. If the NY Daily News will no longer kiss the Obamatollah’s stinking arse, Barry is in BIG TROUBLE!!