Barack Obama, Obama Administration — February 11, 2013 at 3:57 pm

The Obama administration rules out raising Medicare eligibility age, cat food stocks plummet


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.

From the press briefing today with Press Secretary Jay Carney:

MR. CARNEY: Jon Karl from ABC.

Q Jay, yes, can you just clarify for me very clearly — is the President open to raising the eligibility age for Medicare?


Q Absolutely not?

MR. CARNEY: The President has made clear that we don’t believe that that’s the right policy to take. The President has made clear in the proposals he put forward to John Boehner, that John Boehner walked away from late last year, that he’s willing to make tough choices with regards to entitlement reform.

Q But not that choice?

CARNEY: That’s correct.

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