Romney/Ryan: Campaign of the Big Lie
Romney and Ryan are lying about Obama’s Medicare plan, but naturally, in this campaign of the Big Lie, they’re just going to keep doing it even after being debunked by multiple sources: Ryan Stands by $716 Billion Medicare Criticism.
Would you buy a used car from this man?“I heard Mitt Romney deride the $700 billion cuts in Medicare that the president achieved through health care reform,” Obama’s deputy campaign manager, Stephanie Cutter, said last Sunday on CBS’ Face the Nation. “And interestingly enough, Paul Ryan protected those cuts in his budget.”
At his rally in The Villages, Florida, earlier, Ryan leveled the charge to which Cutter was referring.
“Here’s what the president won’t tell you about his Medicare plan, about Obamacare,” Ryan said. “The president raids $716 billion from the Medicare program to pay for the Obamacare program.”
The non-partisan fact-checker Politifact.com has rated a nearly identical charge by Romney, that Obama has “robbed” Medicare of the amount as “mostly false.” It also found Cutter’s assessment of the similarities - but not the description of reductions as “cuts” - between the Romney and Obama’s plans to be “true.”
Asked in the Saturday interview to respond to that general point, Ryan said, “Well there’s a lot to sort through. Look, we’re offering leadership, we’re offering solutions. The president is not. The president has a failed economic agenda - 23 million people are still looking for work.”
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