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Democrats, Republicans Reach A Tentative Debt Ceiling Agreement

The Obama Medicare Plan: Rob It and Let it Die

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Gov. Romney and Congressman Ryan have something President Obama does not: A plan to save Medicare .

That’s right, for all their scare tactics, President Obama and Democrats have no plan whatsoever to preserve Medicare for future generations—or protect it for today’s seniors and those nearing retirement.

They did, however, cut Medicare by $700 billion to bankroll Obamacare .

Therefore, since Medicare is on track to go bankrupt in 2024, the de facto Obama Medicare plan is to rob it and watch it disappear, leaving future generations without any hope of receiving benefits and today’s seniors with an unpredictable future .

In the last few days, Democrats have hit the airwaves to desperately demagogue the issue and scare seniors. Without any plan of their own, they’re relying on the stale old tactics that have failed before: lying about Republicans’ plans and hoping voters won’t figure out the truth.

But their strategy is backfiring—as DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz found out on CNN Monday.

Like many Democrats, she was peddling the lie that the Romney-Ryan Medicare plan would affect those over 55. But CNN’s Wolf Blitzer called her out. She then spent four painful minutes trying to deny the truth. Be sure to watch the exchange to see how Democrats are on the losing side of this debate.

The Romney-Ryan plan protects Medicare as is for those 55 and over, and it offers reforms to secure and strengthen Medicare for future generations, saving it from bankruptcy.

Because the Democrats have no so such plan, their political strategy is to instill needless fear into the minds of older voters.

We’ve seen this behavior before. Democrats tried it during the 2010 midterm elections and lost. The American people don’t want empty rhetoric. They want action, but President Obama and his administration lack the courage to act.

Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan offer a different course. Both have a history of working with both parties to get things done. Former Clinton chief of staff and the head of Obama’s debt commission Erskine Bowles calls Congressman Ryan “amazing.” He praised his budget plan as “sensible, straightforward, and serious.”

Democrat Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon even co-authored with Congressman Ryan a plan to save Medicare. Such a proven track record of bipartisanship is exactly what we need in the White House if we’re going to tackle the difficult challenges that President Obama has so actively avoided.

Because of President Obama’s failed record on nearly every issue from the economy to the deficit to Medicare, the Obama campaign has become increasingly dirty, despicable, and desperate. Their latest lies on Medicare are no exception.

That’s why it’s important to remember the truth. President Obama is the only president who has cut Medicare by $700 billion. And he is the only candidate in this race willing to let Medicare die.

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