~ George Carlin
It is either lies, hypocrisy or stupidity from the Republicans. They must think we are all stupid to believe this shit. They have never supported helping working Americans, the middle class or the working poor. For them it is about the rich getting richer and the rest of America serving them as their permanent underclass, slaves is a good word. It took 30 years to get Medicare. Social Security was opposed by the Republicans for years but the Democrats prevailed. It has always been the Democrats in the vanguard protecting the rights of Americans against the elite two percent, against greed and perceived privilege. The Republicans will destroy Social Security and Medicare if they win. We will be a poorer nation for it and millions of Americans will lead lives of desperation and suffering. But the elite Romney's of the world will be fine, boy I am so glad of that.
The Romney campaign either doesn’t understand this or is being deliberately obtuse.
That reflects a total ignorance of trust fund accounting and the implications of the Romney-Ryan plan. They cannot keep up the fiction that current beneficiaries would see no cuts. One group – 65 and 66 year-olds, or wealthier seniors – would see immediate cuts, plus everyone would see across-the-board higher costs on their out-of-pocket expenses. Not to mention the fact that the Medicare drug donut hole would be opened up again, free preventive care would be lost, etc., by a repeal of the Affordable Care Act. MoreThe Romney campaign adamantly disputes the critics’ assertions.
“The idea that restoring funding to Medicare could somehow hasten its bankruptcy is on its face absurd,” said Andrea Saul, a spokeswoman for the Romney campaign. She added, “Governor Romney’s plan is to repeal Obamacare and replace it with patient-centered reforms that control cost throughout the health care system and extend the solvency of Medicare.”