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The Only Sure Way to Kill Medicare

The Lone Fedora Wrote: Aug 17, 2012 9:49 PM
Medicare was a colossal mistake from the very beginning. LBJ purposely hid the real cost expectations so it would get approved. Had the public known what Medicare would end up costing us, it NEVER would have passed.

Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan have explained repeatedly that their reform proposals would never reduce Medicare benefits for Americans over 55-- who have paid into the system throughout their working lives.

Even changes for younger citizens would be optional – offering more, not fewer, choices for those who want added insurance flexibility, and saving money for a bankrupt system. Democrats who attack Paul Ryan for—in the famous ad—wanting to push Granny off a cliff are exactly wrong: Ryan at least authored a sweeping plan to rescue Granny by providing long-term funding. Demagogic Democrats propose no meaningful changes, beyond grabbing $750...