Tuesday, April 19, 2011
The Lies and Mis-Information Continues With Pelosi
At a speech in Orlando yesterday, Pelosi warned a group of 60 seniors that Medicare was under attack by Republicans.
“When Medicare was passed it was a pillar of stability for our seniors. Now, she says, it’s being “undermined by Republicans” who want to “save money on the backs of seniors.”
Of course, the problem for Nanny Pelosi and the Democrats is that they will have to hope seniors don't notice one minor, inconvenient fact: The Ryan plan doesn’t overhaul Medicare for current beneficiaries. Nor does it alter Medicare for anyone who is within a decade of entering the program at the time of passage.
Republican Rep. Paul Ryan’s Medicare reform plan, which would shift those who would become seniors in 10 years of passage, to a health insurance program that would be a premium support system, that would have built in inflationary guaranties. It objective would be