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Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Obama: ‘I want to preserve Medicare’

(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

President Barack Obama says the Medicare program is about keeping promises to millions of seniors who have put in a lifetime of hard work.

Obama is using Saturday’s radio and Internet address to discuss a surging campaign issue. He says his goal is to strengthen Medicare and preserve the program for future generations.

Obama makes no mention of Republican rival Mitt Romney but says Republicans in Congress would turn Medicare into a voucher program that wouldn’t keep up with costs. The GOP ticket has accused Obama of cutting more than $700 billion from Medicare to pay for his health care law.

In the Republican address, Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky says the nation is being hurt by “the looting of the Treasury and 20 years of deficit spending.”



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2 thoughts on “Obama: ‘I want to preserve Medicare’”

  1. The next question should be “How can we pay for Medicare?”

    When Obama won the election in 2008 he already inherited a very expensive debt adding Prescription Drugs to the Medicare plan. No one questioned this at the time except for Ron Paul and Jeff Flake from Arizona. The current Congress added billions of programs to the government that were not paid for and now President Obama is having to account for them all.

    He cannot raise taxes as long as the House has a Republican majority thanks to the oath they signed to never raise taxes. It is insane to expect one President to be responsible for the previous one.

    The federal government issued tax exemptions for churches when they took on the extreme poverty in their districts. This did not work and our government had itself facing trillions of dollars in debt.

    The congress made this mess and they should be responsible for funding it. But I’m listening to Congressman Mack putting the blame for this on President Obama. Everything that has gone wrong in D.C. is the fault of our President. These guys have memorized their notes very well. Karl Rove must be proud.

  2. We must be very careful when any candidate claims to want to save Medicare. Governor Romney made the same statement and even wrote it down on his white chart. I do not believe that Romney has the ability to remember anything he ever promised as he changes with the wind, I can’t imagine a worse trait in a President who throws some comments out and keep what sticks. The poor man is glued to the Mormon Prophet and took an oath at his baptism to give his life to the church.

    Maybe America would prefer a leader who directs our family lives from his place in the White House. It doesn’t matter who is there as Americans just might be too lazy to figure out what the best way to raise our kids, where we should live, what we should eat and drink….you get the picture. Americans love trends and often do what feels good and allow our kids to learn only what appeals to them.

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