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Lying Democrats Demonize Romney-Ryan For Gutting Medicare; Meanwhile, ONE-THIRD Of Funding For ObamaCare Comes Out Of Medicare

August 16, 2012

ONE-THIRD of the funding for ObamaCare comes by Obama gutting Medicare.

Hat tip to Rush Limbaugh

It is a FACT: Obama takes $716 billion out of Medicare to fund his ObamaCare.  Anybody who cares about Medicare cannot in good conscience vote for the man with the plan that does that.

It is ALSO a FACT that ABC News points out that in the same interview Barack Obama pledges to veto ANY attempt to undo his gutting of Medicare.  ABC posts the relevant portion of the interview transcript:

TAPPER: One of the concerns about health care and how you pay for it — one third of the funding comes from cuts to Medicare.

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: “Right.

TAPPER: A lot of times, as you know, what happens in Congress is somebody will do something bold and then Congress, close to election season, will undo it.

OBAMA: Right.

TAPPER: You saw that with the ‘doc fix.’

OBAMA: Right.

TAPPER: Are you willing to pledge that whatever cuts in Medicare are being made to fund health insurance, one third of it, that you will veto anything that tries to undo that?

OBAMA: Yes. I actually have said that it is important for us to make sure this thing is deficit neutral, without tricks. I said I wouldn’t sign a bill that didn’t meet that criteria. The full transcript of the interview can be read here.

-Jake Tapper

Democrats live by the mantra, “Facts are terrible things.  And they have to be buried at all cost.”

Especially when that “cost” comes out of the guts of Medicare.

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