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View Diary: NYT: Romney-Ryan Medicare proposal would hasten insolvency, raising costs for current retirees (62 comments)

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  •  So (1+ / 0-)
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    Nailbanger

    as things are now, Medicare goes insolvent in 2024?

    •  It's fixable if Obama gets a congress that (2+ / 0-)
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      eps62, tb mare

      will work with him.  Part of the solution is in the ACA.

      Romney went to France instead of serving in our military, got rich chop-shopping US businesses and eliminating US jobs, off-shored his money in the Cayman Islands, and now tells us to "Believe in America."

      by judyms9 on Wed Aug 22, 2012 at 09:08:27 AM PDT

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      •  The fix (0+ / 0-)

        Does the fix have any direct relation to whatever Romney/Ryan might do, or is it part of a different discussion?

        •  Since the problem is partly a distortion of facts, (0+ / 0-)

          the fix may be different than we think. The NYT this morning had an intersting explanation of where the $716 billion came from, which was that Obama was using the ten years starting in 2010, and the Rs are using the ten years starting 2013, assuming into their number the three additional years from 2010 to 2013, which of course makes the number larger. Different baselines.

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