Posts Tagged ‘Roadmap for America’s Future’

  • Mediscare Tactics and Unchecked Entitlements Threaten our Country

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    The Medicare issue and its requisite scare tactics are not going away any time soon. Like past election years, Medicare is set to play a leading role in the 2012 race to occupy the White House and control Congress. With Democrat Kathy Hochul’s victory this week in the special election to fill New York’s vacant 26th Congressional district, Democrats think they’ve got their winning issue for 2012. Unfortunately for all of us, it boils down to a broad misunderstanding of Medicare and the GOP’s plan to save it.

    Scott Stantis, Chicago Tribune

    The scare tactics and demagoguery over Medicare have to stop. As the creator of the GOP’s “Roadmap” budget and proposals to save Medicare, Representative Paul Ryan is rightfully concerned about the skewed picture many Americans hold about Medicare and efforts to save it.

    To set the record straight, Ryan’s proposed reforms don’t change any Medicare provisions for Americans 55 and older, and any statement to the contrary is at best willfully misleading. For Americans younger than 55, Medicare must change in order to ensure its survival for future generations.

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  • The Rounds: Rep. Ryan Keeps Busy

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    Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI) has been busy putting forth detailed proposals, including his Roadmap for America’s Future [pdf] for tackling our nation’s daunting budget and debt challenges, and he garners more coverage today.

    On Charlie Rose, Rep. Ryan discusses how our nation must deal with health care to “Preemt Debt Crisis”. A shorter clip is up on RealClearPolitics with transcripts.

    Elsewhere, Rep. Ryan has teamed up with economist and former Clinton administration budget director Alice Rivlin to propose the “Ryan-Rivlin” plan, which builds off of Ryan’s Roadmap and aims to tackle the looming budget busting problems with Medicare and Medicaid. James Capretta has a post up about the plan at the Foundry (Heritage Foundation).

    “Of the GAO’s unfunded liability figure, which is a $76 trillion figure, almost all of that is health care. You cannot preempt a debt crisis, get this fiscal house in order without dealing with health care, and I do not believe that this health care law does that.”

    – Rep. Paul Ryan