Spreading the truth on Medicare across America is very much the goal of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan. Right now, the focus is on Florida…
A couple of days ago, Mitt Romney was interviewed by Sonni Abatta with FOX 35 TV in Orlando, Florida (Aug 15, 2012). Along with other topics, Romney told it like it is on Medicare, how his plan will affect hispanics, and refuted Obama’s lies. (At the end of the interview, Ms. Abatta also asked Governor Romney “If you’re in the White House, what is your favorite pastime going to be?”) Take a look:
● Romney’s press team today released ‘ONE YEAR LATER, MEDICARE IS STILL GOING BROKE‘:
One Year Ago Today, President Obama Warned That Failing To Fix Medicare Would “Gobble Up Basically The Entire Federal Budget”:
President Obama, One Year Ago Today: “The Bigger Problem Is Medicare And Medicaid. … Medicare And Medicaid Would Gobble Up Basically The Entire Federal Budget.” OBAMA: “The bigger problem is Medicare and Medicaid. And the reason that’s a problem is because health care costs keep on going up faster than inflation, people’s wages, people’s incomes at the same time as folks are getting older, so we’ve got more people into the system. And if we didn’t do anything, then Medicare and Medicaid would gobble up basically the entire federal budget.” (President Barack Obama, Remarks, Alpha, IL, 8/17/11)
What Has President Obama “Achieved” During His Four Years In Office? He’s Failed To Lead On Fixing Medicare And Slashed $716 Billion To Pay For Obamacare:
According To The Nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, Obamacare Cuts $716 Billion From Medicare. (Congressional Budget Office, Letter To Speaker John Boehner, 7/24/12)
The Miami Herald: “Obama’s $700 Billion Medicare-Cut Problem” (Marc Caputo, “Obama’s $700 Billion Medicare-Cut Problem,” The Miami Herald, 8/12/12)
President Obama’s Senior Campaign Aide Bragged That President Obama “Achieved” $700 Billion In “Cuts In Medicare.” CUTTER: “Well, you know ask the wealthy to pay a little bit more. Cut waste from the government. Reform Medicare. More than $300 billion in savings from Medicare. On top of the savings we’ve already achieved. You know I heard Mitt Romney deride the $700 billion cuts in Medicare that the president achieved through health care reform.” (CBS’s “Face The Nation,” 8/12/12)
And Millions Of Seniors Are The Ones Who Will Pay The Price For President Obama’s Medicare Cuts:
FactCheck.org: “The Promise That ‘Benefits Will Remain The Same’ Is Just As Fictional As The Town Of Mayberry…” “Currently, about 1 in every 4 Medicare beneficiary is enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan. For many of them, the words in this ad ring hollow, and the promise that ‘benefits will remain the same’ is just as fictional as the town of Mayberry was when Griffith played the local sheriff.” (Brooks Jackson, “Mayberry Misleads On Medicare,” FactCheck.org, 7/31/10)
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● VP candidate Paul Ryan will be in important swing state Florida tomorrow to spread Medicare truth at a Victory Rally with senior citizens at ‘The Villages’ – the worlds largest retirement community. 31,860 residents at The Villages received Social Security benefits at the end of 2010. Ryan is bringing along a special guest – country music artist Lee Greenwood. Another noteworthy guest will be there, too – a very important advocate for the Romney/Ryan approach to Medicare – Ryan’s 78 year-old mother, Betty.
Ryan’s stop in Florida will be his first visit there since becoming the VP candidate. The big event is scheduled for 10AM-11AM Eastern time. For televised coverage check C-Span tomorrow.
● Mitt Romney Press today also shared this hit-the-nail-on-the-head article on ‘The Mediscare Boomerang‘: