Originally published June 6, 2009
The President has proposed massive cuts for Medicare and Medicaid to help fund his plan to make sure that everyone will have healthcare that will be subject to massive cuts.
Isn't it interesting that when Obamacare passed with $500 billion in cuts to Medicare (not just the $300 billion cited above), the democrats claimed it could be done without any consequence to seniors...but when Paul Ryan's budget proposed a smaller $400 billion in cuts, those same democrats (and much of the media) reacted as if he were suggesting genocide (or in this case, geriatricide)?
The difference is a simple one: the liberal Left knew that Obama was lying about ever actually instituting the cuts...and they know that Ryan is telling the truth.
There is no plan possible which can cut Medicare costs that won't have some pain involved. That being said, Ryan's plan would have less pain for seniors - and Americans in general - because it would allow Medicare to continue as a functioning service instead of collapsing entirely, which is currently an economic certainty.
At Hope n' Change, we're really hoping that the GOP is ready to fight for Ryan's budget tooth-and-nail. And while we don't expect Obama and the democrats to drop their games and hypocrisy (now or ever), we hope they'll at least start getting called on it.