What did I miss?

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.

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The Sound Off Sister was an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, and special trial attorney for the Department of Justice, Criminal Division; a partner in the Florida law firm of Shutts & Bowen, and an adjunct professor at the University of Miami, School of Law. The Sound Off Sister offers frequent commentary concerning legislation making its way through Congress, including the health reform legislation passed in early 2010.


  1. Anne-EH on April 13, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    Hi Sound Off Sister, great article, posted it over at Free Republic. Here is the URL:


    Also the post I had posted over there said that President Barak Obama spoke in a very condesending manner today.

  2. TomL on April 13, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    SOS I was wondering why he didn't present his budget to the House and Senate at the Capitol myself and during the evening so the cart pullers would be home and be able to listen to it. 

  3. winnie888 on April 14, 2011 at 3:05 am

    Ahhh, transparency at its best.   A 1:30 p.m. "speech" riddled with the word "I", the only soundbites anyone will hear from the mainstream media will be those showing Ryan's budget proposal in a poor light, and the beat goes on for the Narcissist in Chief.  That anyone believes what Obama or the democrats say anymore is a testament to apathy and ignorance.

  4. Plainvillian on April 14, 2011 at 3:38 am

    There was a speech?  Cool.  I thought it was a pep rally/convo, man.  Are gonna get free beer?

  5. Gary J on April 14, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    He speaks at schools to keep those heads full of mush. Possibly they actually believe him?


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