The newspapers in senior-laden Florida were filled with headlines this morning about how risky of a choice Paul Ryan is as Mitt Romney’s running mate, mainly because of his calling card: The Ryan Budget, which would cut trillions from Medicare spending.
And yesterday in a debate with Romney campaign advisor Eric Fehrnstrom on “Face the Nation” yesterday, Obama campaign spokeswoman Stephanie Cutter was talking up the president’s budget when she started touting his own Medicare reforms:
“Ask the wealthy to pay a little bit more. Cuts waste from the government. Reform Medicare. More than $300 billion in savings from Medicare on top of the savings we have already achieved. You know I heard Mitt Romney deride the $700 billion cut in Medicare that the president achieved through health care reform. You know what those cuts are? Taking subsidies away from insurance companies. Taking rebates away from prescription drug companies. Is that what Mitt Romney wants to protect?” Read More