“My plan reduces the cost of Medicare by cracking down on fraud and waste and subsidies to insurance companies,” Obama said. “Their plan makes seniors pay more so they can give another tax cut to millionaires and billionaires.”
Obama directed his attacks at Ryan’s original Medicare plan, not the more vague plan now espoused by the Romney-Ryan ticket that would keep some traditional Medicare options. Ryan’s plan would eliminate Medicare’s current structure in favor of vouchers for private insurance.
“Because the voucher would not keep up with costs, the plan offered by Gov. Romney’s running mate would force seniors to pay an extra $6,400 per year — and I assume they don’t have it,” Obama said.
But it’s the mark of seriousness that their plan would cause seniors (not seniors like the ones on TV, just seniors living regular lives with their regular Social Security incomes, who are not pensioned by some dildo at Regnery sucking off their every unhinged op-ed) to suffer!
Their plan is to give you just enough to make you think maybe you’ll be okay. It’s actually worse than just outright stripping Medicare by executive order and/or orbital nuke. It’s worse because being able to kind of sort of solve your problem is the worst thing in the world. To be able to do just enough to die slowly, in debt and in pain, while nobody listens to anything you have to say anymore.
If there’s one thing that gives me hope in this campaign, it’s that Obama can deliver a message that government can and should be about coming together to provide for the welfare of all. Whereas Mitt and Paul are going to have to snarl and growl and rage about everything that’s being taken away from you. I hope we’re tired of the latter by now. I hope we’re ready to hear the former again.