Thursday, August 16, 2012

Associated Press: Paul Ryan: 'Bring On Medicare Debate'

Source:Associated Press- U.S. Representative Paul Ryan (Republican, Wisconsin) 2012 Republican Party nominee for Vice President.

"Republican vice presidential pick Rep. Paul Ryan tells a crowd in Ohio that President Barack Obama is running a campaign based on frustration and anger, and that the Republicans welcome a debate on the future of Medicare. (Aug. 16)" 

From the Associated Press 

I know that the job of both the Vice President and the vice presidential nominee, is to be what then Senator Walter Mondale called in 1976 (referring to Senate Bob Dole) the hatchetman. Or the official attack dog for your boss whose either the current President running for reelection, or running to be President of the United States. But if that's what you are going to do with your time running for Vice President, you should at the very least, especially when campaigning for votes, is to at least try to sound factual. 

The Affordable Care Act of 2010 (also known as ObamaCare) didn't raid 716 billion-dollars from Medicare, to pay for the ACA. What it was fully fund the Medicare Advantage plan from 2003, that Representative Ryan voted for in the House, that wasn't paid for and added 700 billion-dollars to the budget deficit and debt. But Representative Ryan (assuming he bothered to read the ACA before voting against it) already knows this. 

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