Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Don't Let Them Mediscare You

The first and great commandment is. Don’t let them scare you.
Elmer Davis (1890-1958),  But We Were Born Free (1954).  Elmer Davis was a well-known news reporter, author, and Director of the United States Office of War Information in World War II and a Peabody Award recipient.

August 14, 2012
Don’t let those Obamacare folk scare you,
No matter how they say it or what they do.
Under Paul Ryan’s most recent proposal,
You’re not headed to the Medicare disposal.
The proposal won’t affect you if you’re over fifty five.
You can stay on Medicare as long as you’re alive.
You can choose to remain on traditional Medicare,
You can choose a cheaper private plan if you dare.
Don’t believe that nasty unfounded riff,
That Ryan pushes Grandma off the cliff.
Or that a price support voucher
Is the work of a political poacher
Ryan’s proposal repeals the health care law,
Which sticks in many a skeptical senior’s craw.
Obamacare raids $716 billion from Medicare.
That already places Medicare in disrepair.
Under Obamacare, Medicare as you knew it,
Will soon be gone no matter how you view it.

It's a tried and successful propaganda trick,

Repeat distortions enough and they will stick.
The Ryan plan restores the $716 billion cuts

which the current Medicare program guts.
It proposes the same Medicare growth rate,
Obamacare says the same rate will  nflate.
Ryan switches willing seniors to vouchers, no if ands and buts.
And it issues block grants to states to administer Medicaid,
The states can then administer their own budgetary bandaid.
Don’t let them scare you with  stories apocalyptic
Remember the ultimate and final \alternative.
A bankruptcy nightmare.
For Medicare.
Tweet:  The Ryan budget plan is to head off Medicare bankruptcy by offering either traditional Medicare or private premium support voucher options.

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