Wednesday, August 15, 2012

No, Obama Didn't "Gut" Medicare

It's become standard operating procedure with Mitt Romney's ads, and it hasn't abated with the addition of Paul Ryan to the ticket: whatever the ad is saying, it's probably not true. This time, it's the allegation that President Obama "gutted" Medicare to fund "Obamacare." But that's not really what happened. I know that "scare the olds" is a time-honored tradition on both sides in politics, but is Romney ever going to latch onto a campaign theme that isn't bogus?


Obama’s Medicare Reforms Expanded Benefits For Seniors

The Romney campaign’s new ad blitz reinforces its latest attack — that President Obama cut Medicare spending by $716 billion — with an ominous warning to seniors. But the Affordable Care Act’s cuts and other Medicare reforms don’t touch benefits, they target waste in provider payments. . .

Read more at: Talking Points Memo

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