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The One Thing You Need to Know About the Democrat Plan to Attack Paul Ryan

ResistWeMuch Wrote: Aug 12, 2012 11:49 AM
"ThinkProgress popped out "Ryan's Original Medicare Plan Ends Medicare, Period,"...DailyKos called Ryan the leader of the "committee to end Medicare." Earlier this year, The American Prospect produced a "Guide to Ending Medicare As We Know It." First off, Obama has already cut $500 billion out of there Medicare, which Paul Ryan will frequently remind them. Secondly, Ryan’s plan would not affect ANYONE over the age of 55. For those younger than 55, they would have the option of staying in regular Medicare or opting for alternatives. For the record, on our current path there will be “actual” cuts to Medicare of 17% and Medicare would “end as we know it” in 2024, according to Obama’s own Social Security and Medicare Trustees May 2011 ...
ResistWeMuch Wrote: Aug 12, 2012 11:50 AM
report.

https://www.cms.gov/Research-Statistics-Data-and-Systems/Statistics-Trends-and-Reports/ReportsTrustFunds/index.html?redirect=/ReportsTrustFunds/

And:

Medicare hospitalisation, as we know it will end in 2024, absent some change in policy or some change in moving forward.

https://www.cms.gov/Research-Statistics-Data-and-Systems/Statistics-Trends-and-Reports/ReportsTrustFunds/index.html?redirect=/ReportsTrustFunds/

I’ve got news for a lot of you. SS/Medicare ARE going to change whether you like it or not.

Fact: In 1940, the average worker had to pay only 0.2% of his salary to sustain the seniors of his time.

Fact: In 1950, the average worker had to pay only 2% of his salary to sustain the seniors of his time.
ResistWeMuch Wrote: Aug 12, 2012 11:50 AM
Fact: In 2011, the average worker has to pay 11% of his salary to sustain the seniors of his time.

Fact: In 2131, the average worker will have to pay 17% of his salary to sustain the seniors of his time. This is a staggering sum, considering that it is apart from all the other taxes he pays to sustain other functions of government, such as Medicare, whose costs are exploding.

Projection: When today’s college students reach retirement (about 2054), Social Security alone will require a 16.6% payroll tax, one-third greater than today’s rate, according to the non-partisan Peterson-Pew Commission on Budget Reform.
ResistWeMuch Wrote: Aug 12, 2012 11:50 AM
Projection: When Medicare Part A is included, the payroll tax burden will rise to 25.7% – more than one of every four dollars workers will earn that year.

Projection: If Medicare Part B (physician services) and Part D are included, the total Social Security/Medicare burden will climb to 37% of payroll by 2054 – one in three dollars of taxable payroll, and twice the size of today’s payroll tax burden, according to the non-partisan Peterson-Pew Commission on Budget Reform.

Projection: More than one-third of the wages workers earn in 2054 will need to be committed to pay benefits promised under current law. That is before any bridges or highways are built and before any teachers’ or police officers’ salaries are paid.
ResistWeMuch Wrote: Aug 12, 2012 11:51 AM
Projection: By 2030, about the midpoint of the baby boomer retirement years, the Medicare will require nearly half of all income tax dollars, according to the non-partisan Peterson-Pew Commission on Budget Reform.

Projection: By 2060, Social Security and Medicare will require nearly three out of four income tax dollars.

If you think that such is going to happen, then you are delusional. The young are not going to live lives of poverty to pay for your Social Security and Medicare. That may sound harsh, but it is true nevertheless.
ResistWeMuch Wrote: Aug 12, 2012 11:53 AM
“Lies” About Social Security and Medicare Pandering Politicians Never Told You

http://predicthistunpredictpast.blogspot.com/2011/09/lies-about-social-security-and-medicare.html


By the way, if you think that Paul Ryan is a radical when it comes to Medicare, then you must also think that the uber Progressive Senator Ron Wyden is, too, since they worked together on a reform plan just last year.
Paul Ryan appeared alongside presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney earlier today to officially join the Republican ticket. Democrats leaped into action to discredit Ryan, using the same line they've been using for a long time.

This was merely an official tweet from Barack Obama, but Democrats have been promoting this for years. No matter how many organizations analyze this framing...