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Romney: Obama 'Robbed Medicare' to Pay for Obamacare

10:30 AM, Aug 13, 2012 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
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The Hill reports

“There's only one president that I know of in history that robbed Medicare, $716 billion to pay for a new risky program of his own that we call ‘ObamaCare,’” said Romney hitting back at President Obama in an interview with CBS’s “60 Minutes” scheduled to air Sunday night.

“What Paul Ryan and I have talked about is saving Medicare, is providing people greater choice in Medicare, making sure it's there for current seniors,” Romney continued. “No changes, by the way, for current seniors, or those nearing retirement. But looking for young people down the road and saying, ‘We're going to give you a bigger choice.’” [...]

Ryan also defended his Medicare reform plans against charges that the GOP ticket would lose support from seniors worried they could lose benefits under an overhaul.

“My mom is a Medicare senior in Florida,” said Ryan. “Our point is we need to preserve their benefits, because government made promises to them that they've organized their retirements around. In order to make sure we can do that, you must reform it for those of us who are younger.”

You can watch the interview here

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