Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Obama and Medicare, the good and the badI like the drift of this. The more Obama defends Medicare, the harder it will be for him to cut Medicare benefits in a Grand Bargain during the lame duck Congressional session after the November election. Obama Rips Paul Ryan On Medicare TPMTV 08/15/2012:
The Young Turks yesterday presented a report on the $716 billion in savings on Medicare without reducing Medicare benefits that the Republican are calling Obama stealing from Medicare, The $700 billion question: How GOP spins Medicare reform as an added cost 08/14/2012.
They also report more on the Social Security issue, including on Obama's push for a Grand Bargain. This report looks at the proposals Obama has already made to actually cut benefits for Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, Obama Wants To Cut Medicare, Social Security? 08/14/2012:
This is on the false charge the Republicans are making about Obama's Medicare savings that are projected to come from the Affordable Care Act (ACA/"Obamacare"), Did Obama Cut Medicare? 08/14/2012:
Tags: 2012 election, grand bargain, medicaid, medicare, social security
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That we who lived by honest dreams
Defend the bad against the worse."
-- Cecil Day-Lewis from Where Are The War Poets?
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