In every health care speech, Barack Obama claims that seniors' Medicare benefits will not be cut under his health care takeover. To those who point out that seniors will indeed face cuts,Obama accuses them of spreading lies and misinformation.
Enter Douglas Elmendorf, head of the nonpartisan CBO, Congressional Budget Office. Good old Doug told senators that under the health care plan in the finance committee, Medicare Advantage would be cut by more than $100 billion dollars over ten years. Those cuts would,"reduce the extra benefits that would be made available to beneficiaries through Medicare Advantage plans."
Let me explain in plain language:Obama and his Democrats are proposing cuts to make Medicare "wither on the vine"for grandma and grandpa. They're going to slice and dice benefits for the elderly, the most vulnerable among us. The bottom line here is thatObama and his Democrats speak with forked tongue -- they lie.
Obama's White House reacted quickly, releasing a statement that "health insurance reform will strengthen Medicare for seniors, not diminish it"...blah, blah, blah. But it doesn't take a brain surgeon to figure out, folks,who is lying;every plan the Democrats offer has Medicare cuts all over it. How can you cut billions without cutting care?
One last thing. Mr. Elmendorf, you've called Obama out, buddy.So any day nowyou can expect America's National Hemorrhoid, Jimmy Carter, to accuse you of being a racist -- along with everybody else who won't fall in line behind Dear Leader Obama. (That does not include Moammar Khadafy, however, who loves Obama and wants him to be president forever.)