Do We Have to Read from the Affordable Care Act to Prove Obama’s Medicare Cuts?
This is important. Romney and Ryan are doing great on this, but they’re up against opposition media that’s trying to, A, not cover what they’re doing, or mischaracterize it, and I think that we all are in this to try to get the message out to people that don’t hear it or don’t understand it. And the real frustrating thing — let’s say you go get a copy of the Affordable Care Act and you get that page, you have your senior citizens come in, you’re gonna run into this. You’re gonna read from it, you’re gonna show it to ’em, and they’re still not gonna believe it because they won’t believe that a Democrat would do that. And then you’re gonna really start pulling your hair out, “What more do I have to do? It’s right here. This is Obamacare. I’m reading to you: $716 billion of Medicare. That’s you, cut. And guess what for? To pay for health care for everybody else.”
By the way, we don’t even need the health care bill, folks, for this $716 billion in Medicare cuts. We have the word of the Congressional Budget Office. I mentioned this to you. On July 24th, the CBO sent a letter to John Boehner, the Speaker of the House, detailing the budget impact of repealing the Affordable Care Act. The CBO letter said, “If Congress overturned the law, spending for Medicare would increase by an estimated $716 billion.” Now, what does that mean?
If we repeal the law — that means, for those of you in Rio Linda, tear it up and throw it out (like your last parking ticket) — Medicare spending would increase by $716 billion because it got taken away. Obamacare takes $716 billion out. You know, it’s frustrating. It’s true! Why do we have to go show all kinds of pieces of paper? It’s true! I know the visual aid counts. We’ll do whatever it takes. Still, I know it’s frustrating.