Tuesday, August 14, 2012

What Are The Real Differences Between The Parties On Medicare

Mitt Romney is campaigning in Florida by telling senior citizens that Obama plans to cut Medicare by $700 billion.  What he doesn't tell them is that his plan, and Paul Ryan's plan, also cut Medicare by $700 billion.  The difference is in how they cut the cost.  Obama's plan cuts payments to healthcare providers in his healthcare plan.  Romney and Ryan transfer some of the costs of the program to senior citizens.  The GOP gets away with its lies about Medicare because we do a poor job of informing the public about public policy.  It is not a very entertaining topic of discussion to go into the details of budget plans.  Television news is really about entertainment.

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