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    Paul Ryan: Republican budget assumes repeal of Obamacare

    By David Edwards
    Sunday, March 10, 2013 10:31 EDT

    http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/03/1...-of-obamacare/





    Former Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan on Sunday admitted that the entire Republican budget was based on repealing Obamacare, President Barack Obama’s health care reform law.

    During an interview on Fox News Sunday, host Chris Wallace asked Ryan how the Republican budget could cut $770 billion out of Medicare in the next 10 years without impacting benefits.

    “These are increases that have not come yet,” the Wisconsin congressman explained. “So by repealing Obamacare and the Medicaid expansions, which haven’t occurred yet, we are basically preventing the explosion of a program that is already failing. So we’re saying, don’t grow this program through Obamacare because it doesn’t work.”

    “Are you saying, as part of you budget, you would repeal — you assume the repeal of Obamacare?” Wallace pressed.

    “Yes,” Ryan insisted.

    “Well, that’s not going to happen,” Wallace pointed out.

    “Well, we believe it should, that’s the point,” Ryan replied. “This is what budgeting is all about, Chris. It’s about making tough choices to fix our country’s problems. We believe that Obamacare is a program that will not work.”

    After Obama’s re-election in November, House Speaker John Boehner suggested that Republicans were trying to pivot away from an obsession with repealing the Affordable Care Act.

    “I think the election changes that,” Boehner told ABC’s Diane Sawyer. “It’s pretty clear that the president was re-elected, Obamacare is the law of the land.”

    But in January, Republicans voted for the 33rd time in 18 months to repeal the health care reform law.

    Watch this video from Fox News’ Fox News Sunday, broadcast March 10, 2013.

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    But in January, Republicans voted for the 33rd time in 18 months to repeal the health care reform law.
    Of course, because everyone knows, the 33rd time is the charm! Or symbolically important for Masonic reasons or something, anyway.

    But OMG! They want the cuts in the growth of the program just like always, without any of the structural reforms? Meaning sheer benefit cuts and/or cost-shifting to seniors without jobs, more a true death panel situation than what they fear-monger over? All that will come out of the hides/pocketbooks of the seniors, AND their adult children.

    It is literally an insane plan, designed to supposedly make their fake plan to 'balance the budget' in 10 years work-- which only 'balances' the budget if you ignore the soaring interest costs on the debt. Not kidding about that. Yes, except for a category of spending that at the time will one of the largest components of the budget, over the defense budget-- take that OUT of the calculation, and sure, they'll have balanced the budget.

    Someone said they had an insane plan? Yes they do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Soflasnapper View Post
    Of course, because everyone knows, the 33rd time is the charm! Or symbolically important for Masonic reasons or something, anyway.

    But OMG! They want the cuts in the growth of the program just like always, without any of the structural reforms? Meaning sheer benefit cuts and/or cost-shifting to seniors without jobs, more a true death panel situation than what they fear-monger over? All that will come out of the hides/pocketbooks of the seniors, AND their adult children.

    It is literally an insane plan, designed to supposedly make their fake plan to 'balance the budget' in 10 years work-- which only 'balances' the budget if you ignore the soaring interest costs on the debt. Not kidding about that. Yes, except for a category of spending that at the time will one of the largest components of the budget, over the defense budget-- take that OUT of the calculation, and sure, they'll have balanced the budget.

    Someone said they had an insane plan? Yes they do.
    Gotta say I agree with you.

    Here are some more GOP 'deep thoughts': (Yes they really are that stupid and insane!)

    Trust us! We love you! Affordable healthcare is bad for America!

    Austerity will fix a depressed economy!

    Fiscal brinksmanship is smart!

    Yeah baby...more guns equals less violence!




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