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Romney, Ryan Address Medicare Issue

By GOPUSA Staff

The dust hasn't even settled yet from the announcement of Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan as GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney's running mate, and the Democrats are already on the attack. Their plan is the old, tired tactic of scaring seniors, but this time, both Ryan and Romney stand ready to fire back at Obama on Medicare and any issue that may come their way.

In an interview on "60 Minutes," Romney and Ryan took questions from CBS News' Bob Schieffer on the issue of Medicare.

Of course, the questioning was framed from the position of "Here is what seniors are being told... now tell me how that's wrong." This is a defensive position, and goes from the angle that Obama may be the one putting out lies and trying to deceive seniors. All Schieffer adds is that Romney and Ryan have "to do a little selling" to seniors.

Don't you think that "selling" would be easier if people like Schieffer and others in the media actually portrayed the candidates' positions correctly? The media never bring up what Obama is actually doing to Medicare.

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  1. billwvComment by billwv
    August 13, 2012 @ 7:59 am

    The MSM has consistently been in the tank with Ozero and will continue to be. Romney was shrewd to obtain the services of Paul Ryan; he [Ryan] is not intimidated by the ‘loose mouth’ left and will stand toe to toe and nose to nose with the ‘purveyors’ of falsehood and corruption. When I saw that Romney had garnered to his side Paul Ryan, his [Romney's] decision making skills went through the roof. He could have chosen anyone; yet he chose someone who has a firm grasp on reality and the ‘fathomless downward spiral’ this nation is in. The Dems can do what they want BUT before this election cycle is over, they will know that they have been in a good [ole] fashion ‘range war’.

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    • pypypypyComment by pypypypy
      August 13, 2012 @ 11:25 am

      billwv, Obama’s operatives can vote 1 star on your comments but it wont alter the truth and facts that this country is in a fiscal crisis from almost 4 years of BO failed policies, lack of leadership wreaked with crony capitalism and corruption, distortion dishonesty and lies. One has to be blind and drank too much Kool-Aid not to see this! Obama himself spelt it out for you, that if you dont have a record to stand on, you demonize the other person! You poor gullible people continuing to gobble up his lies

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    • pypypypyComment by pypypypy
      August 13, 2012 @ 11:52 am

      Mark my words. When more and more start to see through BO charade, and he starts to drop in the polls, something major will happen, in terms of national security. There will be something to do with national security BO will use to frighten voters!

      BO thinks that just because he got Ben Liden, he is so macho and such a great Commander in Chief keeping this country safe! It is our brave navy Seals who deserve all the credit and the policies President Bush put in place that allowed this to happen. However true to BO style, he tells you it was him who got Ben Liden.

      I urge you not to fall for it. A weak economy is a weak country. BO’s Hope and Change will not keep us safe nor put put on the table!

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  2. sandman4x4Comment by sandman4x4
    August 13, 2012 @ 9:41 am

    all the libtards keep saying is Ryan will distroy medicare! what I want to know is how do you distroy something that is self-distructing in the first place? he is the only one with the ba$$’s to confront the inevatablle! sorry for my spelling, (publik skool edumacation)! if the politicians keep kicking the can down the path to he&& all we’ll have left is nothing! kinda like what obummer wants in the 1st place.

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  3. CharlieComment by vietnamvet
    August 13, 2012 @ 10:13 am

    Uhhh, HEY!
    Doesn’t anybody want to see these old tax returns?

    ANYBODY… ?

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    • brightlightComment by brightlight
      August 13, 2012 @ 10:44 am

      uhhh,……….NO. NOT INTERESTED. LETS SEE OBAMA’S TRANSCRIPTS.

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    • bulldogComment by bulldog
      August 13, 2012 @ 11:49 am

      NO, we are not libtards!

      Let’s see a certified long form of Obama’s birth certificate, and his school records before asking any republican for anything!

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    • fmrusmcrntxComment by fmrusmcrntx
      August 13, 2012 @ 11:53 am

      Great comment by brightlight! When are we ever going to see all the stuff (most of his life history, including those college transcripts as well as his “mentoring” during his HS days by the Communist Frank Marshall Davis)that Obozo & his minions keep very secret? I (and I think most of us)could care less about Gov. Romney’s tax returns; we know he made his money honestly. He DID things & he WORKED. Obozo never had a real job in his life, never ran a business, never served the country in any capacity. He was a radical and “community organizer” and that’s ALL he ever was! He’s neither fit or qualified for the office he holds; he despises our country, our military, and our very founding principles. We can’t afford another 4 years of this radical socialist charlatan! :(

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  4. retiredmarinepilotComment by retiredmarinepilot
    August 13, 2012 @ 11:17 am

    As one of those “seniors” nearing Medicare age, I am willing to make some personal sacrafices if it means getting the country back on track. BUT. Let’s start by fixing welfare and all the other programs for the poor and lazy. Like so many others, I have done my time, made my way and pay big taxes. These “entitlements” have been earned, the hard way, by working for them. All of the politicians are talking about gutting military retirement which was guaranteed to us vets. It’s one thing to go down to the unemployment office and hold out your hand and quite another to get your a$$ shot off fighting for democrats that don’t even like you.

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    • fmrusmcrntxComment by fmrusmcrntx
      August 13, 2012 @ 11:45 am

      Very well stated, sir! Another thing that’s recently come to our attention is that Obozo & Co have decided UNILATERALLY that they’re going to suppress our military absentee ballots in the upcoming election by cutting down the time allowed for said ballots to be received & counted. This is TYRANNY, plain & simple, ain’t it?

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    • lwessonComment by lwesson
      August 13, 2012 @ 11:46 am

      It is just a hope, yet one ingredient to the “fix”, is making sure that we have a border that is secure, stopping the influx of more aliens, legal or not, to a country with stunning underemployment and unemployment, ending the various forms of welfare for aliens, putting a halt to so called, birthright citizenship… .

      What is curious, is that people like you who have worked and paid into the system, because you were forced to, now look at the system, turning it’s back slowly, and as prarieliving said, very slowly at that, while The System encourages more numbers, and a bigger Ponzi scam. I think it was Ryan that pointed out how unfunded the system is, even using the word, Ponzi at one time. The question is where is the tipping point when the whole thing goes into default?

      It will be interesting to see if this, Save America Team, will just continue the same old, suicidal routine.

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    • dlhooverComment by dlhoover
      August 13, 2012 @ 10:23 pm

      I saw a long list of things today to be cut (in an email so don’t know how credible it could be) that saves over a trillion $$ but two things missing from the list were Medicare and the Military.

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  5. fmrusmcrntxComment by fmrusmcrntx
    August 13, 2012 @ 11:43 am

    Did CBS airing of “60 minutes” leave out this part in their broadcast last night? I don’t recall seeing it. But Schieffer’s tactic is typical of this lame-stream media that’s in the tank for Obozo. Those of us who want REAL CHANGE in our country to fix the huge problems staring us in the face have to use alternative sources to get the TRUTH to the electorate! Thanks GOPUSA for giving us such! Semper Fi!

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  6. prairelivingComment by praireliving
    August 13, 2012 @ 11:45 am

    If I am not mistaken the changes Ryan has suggested for Medicare would not affect anyone over 55 years of age. Seems to me that would mean that the current seniors would not be affected and those of us who would (getting up to the Medicare age in the next decade or so) be affected have time to adjust to changes. Frankly, given the way the program is going it probably won’t be around in 10 years without changes being made.

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    • pypypypyComment by pypypypy
      August 13, 2012 @ 12:06 pm

      Yes you are right! but still the left and BO continue to lie through their teeth. Hardly surprising. His assistant campaign manager Ms Cutter was caught in a lie on live TV that she doesnt know who Mr Soptic is when there is a taped conversation of her with Mr Soptic few months prior. then yesterday, DNC and Cong DWS said she isnt aware tht Priority USA headed by Bill Burton is a Democrat? Come on, Really???
      Even I know and I am not a DNC chair but just a humble person. You have to be living in a bubble if you dont know that BO and his campaign and all liars!

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  7. discriminatedwhitemaleComment by discriminatedwhitemale
    August 13, 2012 @ 3:31 pm

    People forget America is a country of haves and soon-to-haves. I like to remind my diabetic grandmother that she’s soon-to-have the guilt of being a burden to taxpayers lifted from her shoulders. She was a patriot that made sacrifices during the depression and she’ll be a patriot again during this one.

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