Hump Day Report: Obama’s Medicare Trick
ALOHA, ALL!! Remember the Democrat’s ads showing Paul Ryan throwing Granny over a cliff? The implication was that Ryan and Republicans don’t care about old people or those who are vulnerable. They’d rather throw them off a cliff than promote policies that “help” them. They want to “end” Medicare so that seniors won’t have the care they have now. In contrast, the Democrats claim they are all sweetness and light and only have the best interests of the elderly in mind. Bull feathers. Check out Obama’s latest slight-of-hand trick to get the senior vote in November: Obama’s $8.3 Billion Re-Election Slush Fund “Not wanting to confront angry voters who’ve seen their health care choice (Medicare Advantage) eliminated by ObamaCare, the administration apparently decided instead to paper over these spending cuts, pumping $8.3 billion back into the program through “bonuses” to Medicare Advantage plans.” Got that? Seniors were going to realize just weeks before the election that they didn’t have the option of Medicare Advantage anymore. So what does Obama do? He infuses the program with $8.3 billion to tide the program over until after the election. This guy is despicable. #WECANTWAIT
UPDATE: GAO Calls on Obama To Cancel Medicare Bonuses “In a blow to the Obama administration on Medicare, government auditors Monday called for the cancellation of a costly bonus program for private health plans that congressional Republicans have criticized as a wasteful political ploy…The bonuses are the costliest demonstration program in Medicare history. They’ll be paid from the Medicare trust fund.”
2024 and 2033 aren’t that far off. Medicare, Social Security Funds Going, Going, Gone “…the trustees from both programs have come out with new numbers, and the state of Social Security and Medicare is even worse than previously reported.”
In Other News:
ICYMI: The War on Terror Is Over “The article itself describes the Obama administration’s new vision of foreign policy, which admits no enemies. Everyone, in this view, is a friend. Islamism, says the Obama administration, is just fine, so long as it does not openly support terrorism.” Ah yes…a world filled with unicorns and pixie dust,
Does he know something we don’t know? Marco Rubio Schedules Major Speech on Foreign Policy “Rubio, considered to be a top vice presidential pick for likely GOP nominee Mitt Romney, is set to speak Wednesday at The Brookings Institution, a left-leaning think tank in Washington, D.C.”
This is one of the dumbest stories I’ve ever seen. Does Martin Bashir really think he’s a serious journalist? Hey Martin – your prejudice is showing.
This poll has been touted as showing that Republicans are more knowledgeable than Democrats on political issues: What the Public Knows About the Political Parties But when I look at it, I’m shocked at how stupid young people are!
Justice for Trayvon? Mob of Black Adults Beats White Man “Owens’ sister, Ashley Parker, saw the attack. “It was the scariest thing I have ever witnessed.” Parker says 20 people, all African American, attacked her brother on the front porch of his home, using “brass buckles, paint cans and anything they could get their hands on.” Al Sharpton & Jesse Jackson are mute and hiding in their respective cesspools.
Now THIS is clever! “Fore” More Years? “By donating $18, you can help us put President Obama on a permanent vacation. We cannot afford another round of President Obama’s failed leadership. It’s time to have a president whose idea of being “hands on” doesn’t mean getting a better grip on the golf club.”
Final Thought: “But here’s what I would tell people of my generation. I turn 40 this year. There isn’t going to be a Social Security. There isn’t going to be a Medicare when you retire. Forget about what your benefit is going to look like. There isn’t going to be one if we don’t make some reforms to save that program now.” Marco Rubio
GOD BLESS AMERICA – PASS THIS ON – REMEMBER IN NOVEMBER!!
- Scrap Medicare Advantage Demo, GAO Says – MedPage Today (drugstoresource.wordpress.com)