Poor Carol. Trying her damndest to convince herself that Romney isn't trying to make a fool of her and anyone else who can't see through his latest shell game.<quoted text>
Because 30 million more people will be added to it while cutting billions at the same time.
Everyone has an option under the W-R plan to choose private insurance for better coverage or choose traditional Medicare and take what you get.
Where did you get that idea anyway? It's a proven falsehood and you're perpetrating it. Why would you want to do that?
The notion of $500 billion(revised recently to $716 billion) in “cuts” ostensibly “stolen” from Medicare has been thoroughly debunked and discredited by everyone from Politifact to The Washington Post, both of which note that there aren’t any cuts to benefits — none. So it’s no surprise to learn that the bigger lie about $700 billion (or $717 billion or $716 billion) in cuts has also been widely debunked by fact-checkers everywhere including Bloomberg.
Obamacare doesn’t cut a single penny from Medicare benefits. In fact, it increases benefits through a variety of new programs including full coverage for preventative medical care without coinsurance or deductibles, discounts on prescription drugs and the gradual closure of the Part-D “donut hole.”
In total so far, 220,000 retirees have saved $3.4 billion they would have otherwise paid out-of-pocket without the dreaded Obamacare legislation.
So it turns out that the $717 billion number that Sununu was screeching about on CNN was pulled out of a July 24 CBO memo about the House plan to repeal Obamacare.
“Spending for Medicare would increase by an estimated $716 billion over that 2013–2022 period.”
There’s nothing in there about benefit cuts or anything else the Republicans have said. Nothing.