Magical Medicare Thinking


I just watched the egregious Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (DWS), a top Obama mouthpiece, on one of the Sunday talk shows. She excreted the claim that the Affordable Care Act- aka, Obamacare- extends the life of Medicare by 8 years.

You call that an argument?

On another talk show, the equally, if not more, egregious Rachel Maddow did not deny that the aforementioned Affordable Care Act takes 700 billion dollars out of Medicare over 10 years, something the putatively draconian Ryan Plan does not to do for anyone currently 55 and older.

I am sure there is an Obama mouthpiece out there who can explain how you take lots of money out of Medicare, pour it into Medicaid to insure the mostly young and healthy (who would rather not buy insurance) while simultaneously keeping Medicare from going broke, but I guess that person was on vacation this Sunday. Perhaps that person was deputy Obama campaign manager Stephanie Cutter who was abruptly yanked from one of the Sunday shows after having been caught in a lie about her knowledge of bereaved widower Joe Soptic’s wife who, as we now all know, was murdered by Mitt Romney and the thugs at Bain Capital.

But I digress. I guess it is progress when DWS brags that Obamacare keeps Medicare going for only 8 years even if that number is in dispute.

Notice the number is a multiple of 4. It’s not 5, 6,7, 9 or 11 years. Yes, I know I’m a terrible cynic, but is it possible the plan is designed (at least on paper, if not in the real world) to see Barry safely through his second term and past the election of Hillary as his successor?

Just asking.

It’s like the Woody Allen line: I’m not afraid of dying; I just don’t want to be there when it happens.

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