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Romney says Ryna's plan expands Medicare and Medicare advantage:

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Let's get this in order.

1. Bush and the Republicans in Congress create "Medicare Advantage." It's a way for private companies to compete with government money to provide Medicare services, under the theory that business is more cost effective than government. It does not affect Medicare recipients at all, only who the government pays the costs.
2. Surprise! Medicare Advantage actually costs MORE than regular Medicare, meaning that the government has to pay more money for the same care. Turns out government is more efficient than business after all. US deficit goes up to pay for it.
3. Obama proposes healthcare. To avoid Republican attacks that the bill is too expensive, Obama includes cutting the wasteful Medicare Advantage spending in the bill. This has no impact on seniors, only private companies who will no longer be able to milk taxpayers.
4. Despite Obama making the health care bill pay for itself, Republicans attack it as "too expensive." They also attack Obama for "cutting Medicare," and creating "death panels."
5. Paul Ryan creates a budget that cuts Medicare Advantage spending and eliminates Medicare entirely, replacing it with a voucher system that is not enough to meet the needs of most seniors. EVERY Republican in Congress votes for it.
6. Republicans and biased fact checkers complain that it is "unfair" for Democrats to run ads attacking Ryan's budget as ending Medicare, enen though it ends Medicare.
7. Romney picks Ryan as his running mate.
8. Romney says Ryan's budget plans aren't relevant because he'll release his own budget as President. He doesn't say what the details will be.
8. Romney flip flops, says that Ryan's medicare plan doesn't matter Obama was the one that attacked Medicare by cutting Medicare Advantage
9. Romney flip flops AGAIN, says that Ryan's budget actually strengthens Medicare by INCREASING Medicare Advantage spending, even though it actually cuts such spending, and destroys the program entirely.

ARGH!!!

I have nothing further.

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