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 to rein in the nation's soaring deficits, largely by raising Medicare's eligibility age; turning the program into a voucher system that puts control in the hands of seniors by shifting seniors into private insurance plans. 

Another lie by the former Speaker: "Why should the federal government save money on the backs of seniors at the same time that they are giving tax breaks to millionaires, giving subsidies to Big Oil, and tax cuts to companies that send jobs overseas?"
Now what she didn't tell them is that Ryan's plan would close the tax loopholes for millionaires and companies who send their money and jobs overseas and keep it all right here in the US. 

And so nothing has change with Pelosi, she has no shame about her perpetual lies, to even our seniors. 


Chris said...

That is all the Democrats have are lies and fearmongering. They can't run on what they have done to us that's for sure.

Unknown said...

No, not at all, Chris. They try and turn this in to a flying circus and I am hope that these 60 seniors have family smart enough to set the record straight, cause Pelosi isn't cutting it with her lies.