Good news: Debbie Wasserman-Schultz tries to explain Dems' Medicare plan

Part Three – “Working together” to find “other ways to bring cost down.” Well, I guess we can all go home now! The Party that has taken to branding its ideological opponents as “terrorists” will soberly facilitate a “let’s hold hands and work together” mystery masterstroke to save Medicare. Problem solved. One last question, though: Where and when might this bipartisan solutions binge occur? At the very end of the clip, DWS tells me she places her faith in the newly-formed Super Committee – which is comprised of six Democrats who are opposed to significant Medicare changes. But I’m sure things will work out just fine. With that, Wasserman Schultz was whisked away by her handlers. Shortly thereafter, a Democratic official approached me and tersely asked, “who are you with?”

The looming destruction of “Medicare as we know it” – the unsustainable fee-for-service model – is no laughing matter. If you have any doubts whatsoever about the existence or validity of this rapidly-accelerating death spiral, click here, here, here, and here. Once you’ve come to terms with the magnitude of the problem, take a second look at Paul Ryan’s solution, watch this video again, and draw your own conclusions about which side is genuinely and pro-actively striving to save the social safety net.