So, in the middle of the Great Recession @MittRomney is picking Paul Ryan, the guy who wants to end Medicare, as Vice Prez.......Brilliant.—
Marta Evry (@venice4change) August 11, 2012
Faced with the likelihood that presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney will select Paul Ryan to be his running mate, liberals are portraying Rep. Ryan as a radical thinker who “wants to end Medicare”:
Paul Ryan: wants to end Social Security and Medicare, cut taxes for rich an additional 10%, eliminate Planned Parenthood & repeal Obamacare.—
davyb (@cuteliberal) August 11, 2012
Basic breakdown of Rep. Paul Ryan: He wants to end Medicare.—
Uba (@UbaTheDiplomat) August 11, 2012
Just one tiny little problem with this attack: It’s completely false.
Ryan explained his plan last year here:
Watch the video. Under Ryan’s plan, Medicare clearly would still exist.
If nothing is done to reform Medicare, the Medicare Trust Fund will run out of money and the program will go bankrupt.
Ryan does not want to end Medicare. He is trying to strengthen the program and make it solvent.