Robert Gibbs: Ryan Should Thank Obama For Stealing $716 Billion From Medicare

Posted by on Aug 19, 2012 at 10:34 am

Well, he didn’t exactly frame it that way. Hilariously, the Obama spokestool actually claimed Obama has strengthened Medicare.

Yes, really.

Senior Obama campaign adviser Robert Gibbs defended the administration’s record on Medicare from GOP attacks on Sunday, saying that Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) should “thank President Obama” for strengthening the program.

During a campaign stop in The Villages, Florida Saturday, Ryan appeared with his mother, who is on Medicare, and continued hammering the administration for a $716 billion reduction in the program’s spending, claiming Obama “raided” Medicare to pay for his own healthcare reform bills.

Gibbs pushed back on those claims during an interview on Fox News Sunday. “If he wants to protect Medicare for his mother he should first of all thank President Obama for what he’s done over the past few years to extend the life of the Medicare trust fund, to help seniors with their prescription drug costs  to help seniors get free preventive care. ” said Gibbs.

The sociopaths lie so smoothly.

As to that $716 billion Obama stole? It’s savings, you big dummies.

We found $716 billion in efficiency and savings primarily by reducing the subsidies that the government was paying to Medicare Advantage through private insurance companies, something that was costing Medicare, not saving Medicare money as it was originally designed to do,” said Gibbs.


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