Lies—Thy Name is Romney-Ryan
Talk show host Thom Hartmann often says there is no way for Mitt Romney to win the next election except through lie and deceit. So it is no wonder we see that nearly every attack Romney makes, is founded on lies.
During the first joint interview with Ryan on CBS, Romney told an outrageous lie. He claimed, “There’s only one president that I know of in history that robbed Medicare, 716 billion to pay for a new risky program of his own that we call Obamacare,”
Strong words those, calling a sitting President, a robber, but plain lies. The truth is, Obama saved this money from the Medicare expenses by reducing various procedural wastages and simplifying filing procedures, and also having a negotiated deal with the providers. Not a single penny will be cut for the beneficiaries and the money would be utilized to provide services to more US tax papers who do not benefit from the government programs. Not a penny goes to Obama or his friends.
Contrast this with Ryan-proposal which also removes similar amounts of $700 billion from the Medicare, but that money goes to the pocket of Romney-Ryan and his friends to pay for their tax cuts. On top of that Ryan proposes to totally destroy the Medicare by turning it into a voucher program where seniors would be given vouchers to buy insurance from private plans. The existing program that provides guaranteed support would be gone, so if one is afflicted with cancer or other similar debilitating diseases then—tough luck!
And then Romney accuses Obama of hitting “new low” in campaign trail—if this is not chutzpah then what is?
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If Mitt’s campaign is solely based on lie and deception he would be truly complemented by his choice of Paul Ryan as running mate. Take this case when as recently as Wednesday in Ohio, Paul Ryan said with flat face, “I never asked for stimulus. I opposed the stimulus because it doesn't work, it didn’t work.” If you think it was a slip on his part just remember that two years ago, during an interview on WBZ's NewsRadio he was categorically asked by a caller if he had accepted any stimulus money for his district, and he had firmly replied, “I’m not one [of those] people who votes for something then writes to the government to ask them to send us money. I did not request any stimulus money.” Bold words those, and would be praiseworthy if true, sadly it was a lie.