Wherein Vox is confused by the definition of up. https://t.co/w60XOjqa6T
— Doug (@dougGoldammer) June 29, 2017
In an effort to show how the Republican health care bill wouldn’t still increase Medicaid spending as GOPers are claiming, Vox came through with this rebuttal GIF to a tweet from President Trump:
— Vox (@voxdotcom) June 29, 2017
Your chart shows Republicans increasing Medicaid funding. https://t.co/0AjTsLiOy9
— THE JGPetruna™ (@jgpetruna) June 29, 2017
BAM! Vox proves that the GOP plan increases Medicaid spending, but at a slower rate. Take that, Trump!
Wait what? https://t.co/TCCBCUQCYU
— Lachlan Markay (@lachlan) June 29, 2017
So it is increasing spending? How is that claim misleading then?
— Mr. K (@NotAmishEli) June 29, 2017
Way to go, Vox.
— Derek Hunter (@derekahunter) June 29, 2017
"I wanted to give you a $100 per week raise, but I can only afford to do $50 now."
"PAY CUT!" https://t.co/vImjBVRmhB
— Nathan Wurtzel (@NathanWurtzel) June 29, 2017
I'm not sure you are really making your point here. It is increasing – just not as fast as you can spend our kids money. https://t.co/qrgFs05yPz
— A nonymous (@Muelann) June 29, 2017
This is the perfect example of what the Left calls a "spending cut" https://t.co/MUz4h2R9nW
— (((Fusilli Spock))) (@awstar11) June 29, 2017
That's not a cut. That's growing slower. https://t.co/GMrBqjn3Y4
— Steven Kutz (@sjkz) June 29, 2017
Psssst. Medicaid spending goes up under both versions.
— Dean Clancy (@DeanClancy) June 29, 2017
The "common sense" idea is that a cut is a cut in current spending, not in spending trajectory. So Trump might win the PR war here. https://t.co/1ovckCtBUy
— Dan Scotto (@dscotto10) June 29, 2017
So a chart that actually shows an increase misleads people into thinking it's going up? Put down the crack pipe.
— Physics Geek (@physicsgeek) June 29, 2017
News flash: Medicaid spending goes up in either case. https://t.co/0wWV8xxlnj
— Gwen B (@SimonPeter61161) June 29, 2017
That is not a cut, it is still an increase
— Tyler DiP (@TDiP7) June 29, 2017