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On Medicare, time to take the fight to Obama (Obama steals over $700 billion from seniors)
NY Daily News ^ | 8/16/2012 | staff

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, it’s right now.

Since the announcement, something interesting has happened. The attention from Romney and Ryan’s 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 law’s 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 ...


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abortion; deathpanels; obamacare; zerocare

1 posted on 08/16/2012 3:07:00 PM PDT by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

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.


2 posted on 08/16/2012 3:13:21 PM PDT by RC2 (Support the Wounded Warrior Project......please.)
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To: tobyhill

Updating tagline. Thanks Andrea!


3 posted on 08/16/2012 3:17:08 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Tantaros: "Plainly put, Romney and Ryan can’t push granny off the cliff. Obama beat them to it.")
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To: tobyhill

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.


4 posted on 08/16/2012 3:23:18 PM PDT by theDentist (FYBO/FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: tobyhill

wow...yet another anti-obama editorial from the left leaning NYDN....


5 posted on 08/16/2012 4:26:19 PM PDT by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: God luvs America

Agreed. If the NY Daily News will no longer kiss the Obamatollah’s stinking arse, Barry is in BIG TROUBLE!!


6 posted on 08/16/2012 5:07:15 PM PDT by delcopatriot (Defeat Obamatollah and his czars!)
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