Ryan: President Obama will let Medicare go belly up
President Obama will let Medicare go belly up.
That is the warning GOP vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan delivered to Florida’s seniors Saturday — a voting bloc that could determine not only the outcome of the Sunshine State but also the election.
“Mitt Romney and I have looked at the issue, worked with Democrats, come up with the best ideas from both parties for a plan to save Medicare,” Ryan said during a town hall meeting in Orlando. “President Obama hasn’t done a thing. President Obama is obviously complicit with this program going bankrupt.”
It’s the latest accusation in a perpetual back-and-forth on the issue. For weeks the Romney-Ryan team has been arguing that Obama “robbed” Medicare of $716 billion to pay for ObamaCare.
The Obama campaign says that’s false and counters by claiming the Republican ticket is proposing a “voucher” program that would force seniors to shell out $6,400 a year.
Ryan outright dismissed the allegation.