PolitiFact-Guide To Medicare Attack Ads
Medicare will be a key issue in the upcoming election. While some will disagree on Politifacts perspective, the real story here is a cautionary one. Believe nothing you hear in a 30 second ad.
For my part I see the whole axis of the debate as wrong. Another view is to look at it in terms of how strong the guarantees of adequate funding will be. That is what I’m looking for first and foremost. The rest comes second or more down the list.
The PolitiFact guide to Medicare attack lines
By Angie Drobnic Holan
Published on Sunday, May 6th, 2012 at 6:00 a.m.
Barack Obama has slashed Medicare by $500 billion. Mitt Romney and House Republicans want to end Medicare. And a new board is going to ration care so Washington can waste more money.
Believe any of that? You shouldn’t.
But it’s what the political ads likely will be saying between now and Election Day in November.
We have some advice for voters sorting out the claims: Believe nothing you hear in a 30-second TV ad.