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Are Ryan's hands bloodied, too?
Mitt Romney has just one answer to the big elephant in the room that's keeping Paul Ryan out of Florida. Ending Medicare as we know it? Yeah, well, Obamacare!!!! The least subtle attack came from Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus.
“This president stole — he didn’t cut Medicare — he stole $700 billion from Medicare to fund Obamacare, [...] If any person in this entire debate has blood on their hands in regard to Medicare, it’s Barack Obama. He’s the one that’s destroying Medicare.”
And here's Romney himself, Ryan-less, in Florida.
"The president's idea for instance for Medicare was to cut it by 700 billion dollars," Romney continued. "That's not the right answer. We want to make sure we preserve and protect Medicare."
It's not new. He's been telling this lie for months. It's always been a lie. There aren't Medicare benefits cuts in the Affordable Care Act. No senior has been bloodied by any of those cuts, and no senior will be.

But here's the really awkward part of this for Romney and Ryan: the Ryan budget has exactly the same cuts to Medicare as Obamacare. That's one of they ways Ryan figured out to control Medicare costs, steal from Obama. And almost every Republican in the House voted for it. Twice. Republicans in the Senate did it, too.

Shameless. If Romney hates Obama's Medicare cuts so much, why did he pick the guy who got all House Republicans to support them?

Originally posted to Joan McCarter on Mon Aug 13, 2012 at 08:34 AM PDT.

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