Barack Obama ran in 2008 on the idea that the American people were mature enough to have an “adult conversation” about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Apparently he doesn’t think that we are mature enough to have an adult conversation about Medicare, hence all the half-truths and lies about what Mitt Romney’s plans for the program are.
Over at The Right-is-Right, Jay Carathurs has an excellent post about why Medicare must be reformed before it bankrupts us all:
As of today Medicare and Social Security have over $99 Trillion in unfunded long-term liability…This is an impossible number. This is a number everyone acknowledges must be dealt with; particularly Medicare.“The major driver of our long-term liabilities, everybody here knows it, is Medicare and Medicaid and our health care spending. Nothing comes close.” – President Barack Obama (Jan. 2012)
Yet Obama’s going to spend the next three months beating up Romney and Ryan for daring to even talk about fixing the problem…Because for Barack Obama, getting re-elected is more important than the truth.
UPDATE: Here’s Paul Ryan on securing Medicare and getting America back on track.
You can watch Paul Ryan’s full speech here.