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Monday, August 20, 2012

Uh, Roanoke Times?

Do you guys really want too make this argument?

"[I]t takes chutzpah for the GOP ticket to target Obama as a threat to Medicare. But the Romney campaign's effort to leverage older Americans' general dislike of Obama's signature Affordable Care Act into fear that it is draining the lifeblood of Medicare adds a layer of twisted irony. 

"A Romney ad accuses the president of 'robbing' $716 billion from Medicare to help pay for his health care reforms. Actually, those billions represent savings that make the program viable longer, without affecting benefits." [from "GOP duplicity on Medicare"]

How's about we quote the man himself.

Barack Obama, November 9, 2009, in response to a statement made by ABC's Jake Tapper:
Tapper: “One of the concerns about health care and how you pay for it -- one third of the funding comes from cuts to Medicare.”
OBAMA: “Right.” 
The video:

Obama says he cut Medicare so as to pay for ObamaCare but the Roanoke Times says he didn't. That his cuts were actually savings.

Excuse me for a moment as I grapple with being really confused.

Okay. Now I understand.