Paul Ryan, junior plutocrat to Lord Willard, and Ayn Rand devotee, journeyed to New Orleans to the annual AARP conference in order to convince grandma to vote against her own interest. In that attempt he trotted out many of the Republican Party’s favorite lies about Medicare and Obamacare. Much to his dismay, Grandma didn’t want any part of his spiel.
Speaking to an audience of seniors in New Orleans, Paul Ryan was booed after he called for a repeal of President Barack Obama’s health care reform law, and faced one of his frostiest crowds since joining the GOP ticket.
“I had a feeling there would be mixed reaction, so let’s get into it,” Ryan said at the AARP’s annual conference.
As Ryan asserted one of the main underpinnings of his candidacy — doing away with the federal health care law — the crowd chanted “no” and booed the Wisconsin representative more than once.
Ryan’s reception during the New Orleans speech underscored the political volatility of Ryan’s place on the ticket. He was picked by Mitt Romney largely on the basis of his plan to achieve major budget savings by reforming Medicare and turning it into a voucher program by the year 2023. But polls have shown that changing the popular health care program for the elderly is unpopular with voters, and even more so with the elderly… [emphasis added]
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Mixed reaction, he said? That’s another lie you can use to fertilize your veggies!
Ed Schultz covered this story joined by Bernie Sanders.
In the past Obama promised not to touch Social Security, and he has not. While I would love it, if Obama signed the letter, I think that he does not wish to appear intransigent in order to reap the full benefit from voter understanding of Republican obstruction.
Bernie is spot-on as usual. Obamacare may not be single payer, but it is the biggest advance in healthcare ever made. Ryan,on the other hand, offers seniors the RepubliCare Death Benefit. Your voucher won’t cover it? Bye!
Grandma isn’t buying the lies anymore!