Quote of the Day: Obama’s Plan to Ruin Medicare

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From Michele Bachmann, explaining President Obama’s plan to kill off Medicare:

I think very likely what the president intends is that Medicare will go broke and ultimately that answer will be Obamacare for senior citizens.

Well, that would certainly explain why Obama pushed so hard for a healthcare reform bill that, according to Medicare’s actuaries, had the following effect: “The financial status of the HI trust fund is substantially improved by the lower expenditures and additional tax revenues instituted by the affordable Care Act. These changes are estimated to postpone the exhaustion of HI trust fund assets from 2017 under the prior law to 2029 under current law.

The fiend!

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