Sunday, August 12, 2012
Romney And Ryan Hit Back At Obama's Claim They Want To Destroy Medicare On '60 Minutes'
Amid a very busy day, Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan sat down with Bob Schieffer of CBs' '60 Minutes' to hit back at the Obama Administration's falsehood that they plan to destroy Medicare:
"There's only one president that I know of in history that robbed Medicare, $716 billion to pay for a new risky program of his own that we call Obamacare," Romney said.
"What Paul Ryan and I have talked about is saving Medicare, is providing people greater choice in Medicare, making sure it's there for current seniors. No changes, by the way, for current seniors, or those nearing retirement. But looking for young people down the road and saying, "We're going to give you a bigger choice." In America, the nature of this country has been giving people more freedom, more choices. That's how we make Medicare work down the road."
Ryan added, "My mom is a Medicare senior in Florida. Our point is we need to preserve their benefits, because government made promises to them that they've organized their retirements around. In order to make sure we can do that, you must reform it for those of us who are younger. And we think these reforms are good reforms. That have bipartisan origins. They started from the Clinton commission in the late '90s."
This is just a clip, so I'm not sure is they mentioned the Obama Administration's destroying Medicare Advantage, a program 12 million seniors depend on. Or the rationing of cancer drugs. Or the death panels - aka 'Independent Medical Advisory Boards' that will ration care to seniors...even Dr. Donald Berwick, President Obama's personal choice to run Medicare and Medicaid is an advocate of that and admits it's one of ObamaCare's aims...as did Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, one of the president's chief healthcare advisors.
These points need to be stressed again and again. Romney/Ryan will work to save Medicare. President Obama wants to destroy it.