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View Diary: Destroy the $716 Billion Lie (111 comments)

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  •  I Heard The Dems Argue The Same Cuts Are In The (5+ / 0-)

    Ryan Budget.  I've heard the President point out their cuts are used to fund more tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires while his maintained the Medicare guarantee and added benefits (closed doughnut hole & free preventive services).

    Dems are also pointing out how Ryan's voucher shifts the cost of the program to seniors while the Democrats plan lowers payments to providers and hospitals while changing fee-service payments into a fee for results system.

    Long story short, IMO the key is to pound on the fact that the Ryan budget cuts the same $716B.  That line was effective enough, Romney issued a statement saying his yet-t0-be-revealed plan would restore all that money - presumably to put-upon insurance companies and hospitals.

    •  Obama and other Democrats (1+ / 0-)
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      have made this argument, but over the past couple of days Romney and Ryan seem to be getting more coverage, and there hasn't been much pushback from the media.  The NYT had a great editorial, but overall I get the feeling more people are listening to Ryan.  I hope I'm wrong.

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