If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
Kipling may as well have been talking about Congressman Paul Ryan this week. While Democrats were dancing in the streets over NY-26 and late night hosts were having a field day with the advertisement showing a Paul Ryan lookalike shoving a wheelchair bound grandmother off a cliff, Ryan continued to calmly – and even with some humor – answer the inaccurate charges and explain precisely what it is that he’s trying to do with his budget proposal. After a few notable turns on Morning Joe and CNN, he returned to Fox to refute his critics in a sober, measured fashion.
Obamacare kills Medicare. Obamacare raids $500B from Medicare to spend on Obamacare, puts in place a 15 member board to ration Medicare – of bureaucrats. Our budget repeals the raiding, gets rid of the rationing board, preserves this program, makes no changes to the program for a person 55 years of age or older, and saves Medicare by reforming it for our generation, but it’s solvent.
The president’s plan does not save Medicare. It allows it to go bankrupt. It rations the program and raids the program. We will stop the raiding, and we save the program from bankruptcy.
The interview goes on from there getting into some of the dangerously dry details for your average voter with the attention span of a humming bird, but the information is there. This would be a great interview to pass along to people on the fence, or supporters who are getting weak in the knees over the dark political clouds still gathering over this effort. In the words of the slogan of the complaints division of the Sirius Cybernetics Corporation, Share and Enjoy.
(Bonus points for naming the reference without Googling.)