For the record, we have heard this before.
…And I will — I will never turn Medicare into a voucher. No American should ever have to spend their golden years at the mercy of insurance companies. They should retire with the care and the dignity they have earned. Yes, we will reform and strengthen Medicare for the long haul, but we’ll do it by reducing the cost of health care, not by asking seniors to pay thousands of dollars more. And we will keep the promise of Social Security by taking the responsible steps to strengthen it, not by turning it over to Wall Street. ‘
Expiration date — the very next day:
In his convention speech in Charlotte, President Obama vowed to block the Republican Medicare reform plan because “no American should ever have to spend their golden years at the mercy of insurance companies.”But back in Washington, his Health and Human Services Department is launching a pilot program that would shift up to 2 million of the poorest and most-vulnerable seniors out of the federal Medicare program and into private health insurance plans overseen by the states….
You can bet if Obama’s mouth is moving, Obama is lying but what is ironic is that less than one day after lying to America by stating that he would “never turn Medicare into a voucher” and that “No American should ever have to spend their golden years at the mercy of insurance companies,” Americans learn that a program to do just that has been in the works for some time now.
See screenshot below from CMS site.
I cannot wait to see the GOP ads on this one. Remember how Progressives attacked Paul Ryan for his Medicare voucher program? While Ryan’s program would not affect those 55 and older, Obama will. What a peach of a guy.
As far back as 2009, I pointed out that Barack Obama through Obamacare would throw the very people who vote and praise him under the bus, i.e., the poorest people in the country. I also indicated that Obama that under the bus is where Obama wants seniors and the disabled because has no love for them.