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Obama Campaign Says Slashing Medicare An 'Achievement'
Big Government ^ | August. 12, 2012 | Ben Shapiro

Posted on 08/12/2012 10:10:07 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

This morning, Obama deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter appeared on Face The Nation, where she discussed Obamacare’s $700 billion cuts to Medicare. She touted those cuts as an “achievement”:

Well, you know ask the wealthy to pay a little bit more. Cut waste from the government. Reform Medicare. More than $300 billion in savings from Medicare. On top of the savings we’ve already achieved. You know I heard Mitt Romney deride the $700 billion cuts in Medicare that the president achieved through health care reform.

This is how Paul Ryan’s selection has already shifted the debate. Now the Obama campaign is forced to tout its Medicare cuts as “achievements.” That’s a far cry from the leftists who dominate the Obama camp, who must be crying into their beers at this point – just yesterday, Adam Green, co-founder of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, was urging Obama “to draw a clear contrast in 2012 by promising not to cut one penny from Medicare or Social Security benefits.”

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1 posted on 08/12/2012 10:10:15 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Now the Obama campaign is forced to tout its Medicare cuts as “achievements.”

Obamacare has just stolen a TRILLION DOLLARS

from Medicare to give to Illegal Aliens !


2 posted on 08/12/2012 10:15:39 AM PDT by Uriíel-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your teaching is my delight.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

contrast that in a commercial QUICK.


3 posted on 08/12/2012 10:42:42 AM PDT by Qwackertoo (Romney/Ryan 2012 The Future of Our Children and Their Children are at stake.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Well crap. Wish they would make up their minds.

They’re now saying Romney will kill Medicare.


4 posted on 08/12/2012 10:43:39 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Free ThinkerNY.


5 posted on 08/12/2012 10:59:32 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I don't get it: the libs claim cutting this is an achievement, and then blast the Repubs for trying to cut it.

Liberalism is a mental disease.

6 posted on 08/12/2012 11:03:16 AM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Oh! Now its .7 trillion! It used to be .5
Medicare was fraught with waste but Obamacare will be even worse.


7 posted on 08/12/2012 11:10:32 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
But Obama’s campaign isn’t doing that. They’re now pushing cuts to Medicare as a good thing. That’s because Obama wants to steal Romney’s thunder – and more specifically, Ryan’s thunder.

HAHA. They'd better inform Rachel Maddow of their new strategy because she was still trying to attack Ryan for wanting to cut Medicare.

Looks like Medicare if going to FINALLY be a campaign issue...but in the right way.

8 posted on 08/12/2012 12:44:36 PM PDT by what's up
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To: All; Free ThinkerNY

Remind the seniors you know that it was the Dems who voted to cut Medicare more than $one-TRILLION!

In fact, write a letter to the editor. Seniors read those.


9 posted on 08/12/2012 1:31:23 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: All; Free ThinkerNY

CORRECTION:

Instead of “more than $one-TRILLION”, I should have said $more than $one-HALF trillion.


10 posted on 08/12/2012 1:34:35 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
It is interesting that these Medicare cuts are happening only because a Democrat president proposed them. Sure, the Republicans would no doubt keep the cuts now that they've been passed, but if a Republican president had been the one to propose them initially, they would never have gone through, and everybody knows it.

Ironically, the Democrats are the ones who made possible the "gutting" of Medicare that they, for so long, accused the Republicans of desiring. Politics sure is something, isn't it?

11 posted on 08/12/2012 4:10:40 PM PDT by BearArms
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