The Democrats are despicably attempting to lie to and mislead the public, especially senior citizens, about the Medicare adjustments included in the budget plan proposed by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) and voted for by the House GOP. It’s purely political, thinking if they can tell people Ryan’s plan will end Medicare (it doesn’t), voters will think Republicans are trying to take their health care away and reward the liars for their lies by reelecting them.
Unfortunately, overhauling Medicare is complex and not soundbite friendly. While Democrats ran an outrageous ad showing a Ryan lookalike pushing a granny in a wheelchair off a cliff (an utter lie), it’s going to take more to explain the Ryan proposal. [Whatever happened to the outcry over putting crosshairs on maps? How did we go from that to having it be fine, if not funny (according to MSNBC hosts–especially Joe Scarborouh) to show actually killing someone?]
I’m actually not all that in favor of the Ryan 2012 budget. I don’t think it goes far enough in immediately reversing the course of government and our national debt. But it’s a helluva lot better than the nonexistent budget put forth by the cowardly, yellow-belly Democrats or the laughable budget that Obama put forth, which was voted down in the Senate 97-0 (not one Senator, even socialist Bernie Sanders [I-VT], would vote for the thing).
So before the Democrats’ maligning and lying about the Ryan Medicare plan starts taking root around the country, here’s what Ryan and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) have to say about it. Spread these videos far and wide.
Here’s Ryan’s explanation of the Medicare crisis:
Here’s Rubio, taking a bold step ahead of his party, informing his constituents on the realities of the Ryan Medicare plan before his opponents have a chance to lie about it. [See the Daily Caller for a transcript]:
And, hey, GOP, how about coming up with your own clever ad to show what the Republicans are wanting to do.
Here’s quick script I whipped up for one. Surely you could come up with something as good or better. If not, use this:
FADE IN on GRANDPA MEDICARE in a hospital bed, hooked up to beeping machines and tubes.
Grandpa starts struggling on bed, while his concerned FAMILY looks panicked.
LITTLE GIRL jumps off her chair and runs to DEMOCRAT DOCTORS standing in corner of room, laughing and talking with each other.
Little Girl grabs the hand of one of the doctors.
LITTLE GIRL: (pulling on hand of one of the doctors) Doctor! doctor! Won’t you please save him?!
DEM DOCTOR: (sipping a martini) Don’t worry, don’t worry. He’ll be fine. (nudges her away and goes back to laughing)
A group of REPUBLICAN DOCTORS rushes in and immediately gets to work. They switch out ancient machines with sleek new ones and replace cumbersome tubing and mask with simpler, freer ones.
Grandpa quickly comes back to life.
Little Girl: (leaping onto bed) Grandpa!
FATHER tries to pull girl back out of concern for Grandpa’s health.
GOP DOCTOR motions to Father it’s okay and Little Girl scampers into smiling Grandpa’s arms.
GOP Doctor: You gave us quite a scare there, Mr. Medicare, but you’ve got a whole new lease on life now. (tousles happy Little Girl’s hair)
NARRATOR: The Democrats in Congress are willing to let Medicare die as long as they can get reelected before it does. Help your Republican Congressmen save Medicare. [insert call to action.]