Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Whose Cuts?

Avik Roy, a policy advisor for Romney, highlights a key difference between Romney's budget and the House-backed Ryan budget: the Ryan budget keeps Obamacare cuts to Medicare (though it would not use those cuts to fund Obamacare), while Romney would repeal the Medicare cuts as well:
And the Romney campaign has explicitly stated that it will not preserve Obamacare’s cuts to Medicare. “Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan have always been fully committed to repealing Obamacare, ending President Obama’s $716 billion raid on Medicare, and tackling the serious fiscal challenges our country faces,” said Romney policy director Lanhee Chen in a Monday statement. “A Romney-Ryan Administration will restore the funding to Medicare, ensure that no changes are made to the program for those 55 or older, and implement the reforms that they have proposed to strengthen it for future generations.”

It looks like the Romney campaign is going to start hammering Obama on the Medicare cuts used to fund Obamacare.

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