The Times-News recently printed a detailed and accurate editorial that explained the Medicare $716 billion savings. Unfortunately it was again stated at the Republican Convention that President Obama stole the money from Medicare and gave it to the Affordable Care Act Obamacare. This analogy found on a website called the Daily Kos (Defeat the Medicare Lie Easily with Groceries) should explain what will happen to the savings.The TRUTH about Medicare is that OBAMA STOLE OUR MONEY!:
If my husband had been spending an average of $1,000 a month on groceries, but then started using the sale flyers and coupons to buy the same groceries for $800, how would you describe the difference? Did he steal$200 from our grocery budget? Or did he save$200?
Keep in mind, were still buying and eating the same food, but the store and the food and beverage industry are getting a little bit less. Theyre OK with that, though, because the sales and coupons draw new customers. In the same way, in health care terms, Medicare recipients are still getting the same coverage as before (even better coverage) but the hospitals and insurers are getting paid a little bit less. But theyre OK with that because of the huge influx of new patients entering the health care system through Obamacare. Now you can see how (idiotic/ridiculous/devious) the Romney/Ryan Medicare lie really is.
I then go on to explain that the $200 we saved on groceries can now be spent on food extras, like going out to dinner several times or buying more fresh produce. Thats like President Obama using the Medicare savings to close the prescription drug donut hole and allow seniors access to free preventive care, cancer screenings, etc. through ACA.(Not a perfect comparison, of course, because seniors being able to afford medication matters way more than going out to dinner.)
Compare this to Romney/Ryan who would use the same flyers and coupons to save the same exact $200, but instead of using the savings on food extras for our family , they would send it to my rich uncle so he could stash it overseas.
If you understand the deception, it gives you insight into the welfare lie also coming from Romney-Ryan. To deceive seniors about Medicare a program that seniors need and depend upon for their good health is underhanded, deceptive and shameful.
vote obama 2012.
The truth team 2012