Democrats believe they have found a winning strategy for the 2012 elections – lie to the American people about the GOP plan to save Medicare and to mock and misrepresent any proposal that would cut back on Barack Obama’s historic spending levels.
Despite the fact that Obama has tripled the national deficit, democrats have no intention of cutting spending even if it bankrupts the country.
They believe this is a winning strategy for 2012.
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Today Paul Ryan countered their lies with The Path to Prosperity (Episode 2)
The Facts on Medicare and How to save It
Chairman Paul Ryan issued the following statement on the need for clear facts to counter the false attacks made by those unwilling to work with House Republicans to save Medicare.
From the video:
House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan: “We can no longer let politicians in Washington deny the danger to Medicare — the danger is all too real, and the health of our nation’s seniors is far too important. We have to save Medicare to avoid disruptions in benefits for current seniors, and to strengthen the program for future generations. House Republicans have put forward a plan to do just that. Democratic leaders in Congress have failed to produce a plan — it has been 755 days since Senate Democrats even passed a budget. Meanwhile, the President’s plan would empower a panel of 15 unelected bureaucrats to cut Medicare for current seniors, while failing to save the program for future retirees.
“This video lays out the clear choice our nation faces on Medicare: Will Medicare become a program in which a board of bureaucrats manages its bankruptcy by denying care to seniors? Or will leaders work together to save and strengthen Medicare by empowering seniors to choose health care plans that work best for them, with less support for the wealthy and more help for the poor and the sick? House Republicans have advanced solutions to save Medicare. Instead of working with us, the leaders of the Democratic Party have opted to play politics with the health security of America’s seniors.”
It’s a good start but Republicans will have to work much harder if they don’t want the democrat-media complex to dominate the narrative.