The show notes for Episode 24 are at http://www.eclectablog.com/2017/03/episode-24-the-slow-motion-rise-of-an-american-authoritarian-regime-wsg-sarah-kendzior.html LOLGOP at Eclectablog: The House is on the verge of voting to uninsure 24 million Americans — here’s what you can do about it The 10 congressional Republicans who will decide the fate of the ACA pic.twitter.com/LHGxaJcIki — Topher Spiro (@TopherSpiro) March 17, 2017 Wikipedia: The Freedom Caucus Sarah Kliff at […]Read more ›
It’s difficult to get Republican candidates to provide straight talk about Social Security and Medicare during an election year because both programs are immensely popular with voters and the candidates would rather not be too specific about possible reforms. They remember the dismal failure of George W. Bush to build support for privatizing Social Security in his second term. These […]Read more ›
Less than 30 percent of older adults who need hearing aids actually get them. Rep. Dingell is determined to change that. This week, let’s do more than celebrate 50 years of Medicare, one of the most successful social programs in this country’s history. Let’s also talk about how we can improve Medicare over the next 50 years. That’s the message […]Read more ›
Medicare is healthier, too, and it’s all thanks to Obamacare. July 30th marks the 49th anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid, and both programs are looking better than they were just a few years ago. As LOLGOP wrote earlier, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has already extended the life of Medicare by 13 years — and that’s just one piece of […]Read more ›
Garment-rending about a Cat Food Commission just ran headlong into the Obama Reality
Despite the wailing and gnashing of teeth from the lefty concern trolls who are convinced that President Obama is going to feed your grandma a steady diet of cat food once she retires, the Obama administration today unequivocally ruled out raising the eligibility age for receiving Medicare.
I realize that this won’t quell the yammering from the left about how this President, a man with absolutely no history whatsoever of doing things to harm our country’s most vulnerable populations, is going to sell seniors down the river to cut the deficit. But I thought it would be worth, you know, getting the actual facts out there.
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These guys are out of control
As is becoming increasingly clear to anyone paying attention to the 2012 presidential election, the Ryan/Romney campaign has given up all hope of winning on the issues and on their record and have resorted to unprecedented lying — literally making things up about President Obama and then putting it out as truth in stump speeches, online videos, television ads, appearances by surrogates on news programs and in fundraising emails.
There is a new one this week and it takes the LYING and HYPOCRISY to a new and rather incredible level.
The Ryan/Romney campaign is claiming that President Obama stripped $716 billion out of Medicare benefits “to pay for Obamacare”.
This is a lie.
Also, those same cuts, which I’ll describe in a moment, are in the Ryan budget plan that Mitt Romney has endorsed.
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The Obama administration gets accused of “gutting” Medicare and Medicaid by stupidos who think they can’t achieve large savings by eliminating “waste and fraud”. There is, apparently, plenty of fraud to be “gutted” out of the system. In Michigan this week, two dozen scumbags were indicted for a $60 million prescription fraud scheme. Federal prosecutors have charged more than two […]Read more ›
When President Obama talks about part of Medicare reform being cracking down on fraud, this is what he is talking about: In the largest federal Medicare fraud sting in the nation’s history, authorities arrested 111 doctors, nurses, physical therapists and others in Detroit and eight other cities Thursday for allegedly submitting more than $225 million in bogus bills. The latest […]Read more ›
I know this is no surprise but Republicans are considering privatizing Medicare. Months after they hammered Democrats for cutting Medicare, House Republicans are debating whether to relaunch their quest to privatize the health program for seniors. House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., is testing support for his idea to replace Medicare with a fixed payment to buy a private […]Read more ›