BERT ATKINSON JR. AUGUST 13, 2012 8:39 PM
In this clip, you can hear Romney and Ryan defending their stance on Medicare.
There’s only one president that I know of in history that robbed Medicare, $716 billion to pay for a new risky program of his own that we call Obamacare,” Romney said.
“What Paul Ryan and I have talked about is saving Medicare, is providing people greater choice in Medicare, making sure it’s there for current seniors. No changes, by the way, for current seniors, or those nearing retirement. But looking for young people down the road and saying, “We’re going to give you a bigger choice.” In America, the nature of this country has been giving people more freedom, more choices. That’s how we make Medicare work down the road.”
Ryan added, “My mom is a Medicare senior in Florida. Our point is we need to preserve their benefits, because government made promises to them that they’ve organized their retirements around. In order to make sure we can do that, you must reform it for those of us who are younger. And we think these reforms are good reforms. That have bipartisan origins. They started from the Clinton commission in the late ’90s.”
One interesting note here: 60 Minutes didn’t even air Ryan’s response. How is America supposed to learn about anything if the geniuses journalists fair reporters people involved with the mainstream media completely refuse to air anything of substance?
This is where you come in: we need you to help spread this information in any way possible to educate your friends about this. We all know many people just talk about things without knowing about them, and that’s why we got Dope and Derange instead of Hope and Change. So, here is just a portion of how Romney and Ryan’s proposals will affect Americans…
According to NBC News, if you are 65-years-old or older and currently receiving Medicare benefits, Ryan’s proposed budget would not affect you.
His proposal will “gradually increase Medicare’s eligibility age from 65 to 67,” but that wouldn’t start until 2023, still 11 years away.
For those that turn 65 in 2023 or later, low-income earners would receive higher payments from the federal government to help them purchase private insurance, while higher-income earners would receive lower payments. Also, sicker people would receive higher payments while healthier people would receive lower payments.