President Obama today, speaking to a crowd of college students (is there some reason why he won’t speak to the adult taxpayers of this country), blasted the Republican budget proposed by Paul Ryan (R. Wi.). According to the President, it will throw seniors under the bus, they will have to eat dog food, starve, and die, all thanks to the Republicans.
There are a few facts, however, that he neglected to mention and, that you need to know.
First, Paul Ryan’s proposed budget does not affect anyone who is 55 years or older.
And second, Paul Ryan’s proposed budget calls for an increase (from today’s levels) in Medicare expenditures by almost $500 billion by 2021. Obamacare has enacted a $500 billion decrease (from 2010 levels) in Medicare expenditures by 2021. And, Obamacare is already in place.
Perhaps, it is Rep. Ryan, not the President who is trying to make sure that seniors don’t eat dog food, starve, etc.
Heck, even the AARP didn’t object when Obamacare cut $500 billion from Medicare. Now, they are hopping mad about Ryan’s proposal.
Hypocrisy at its best.
Maybe that’s why the President won’t speak to adults.