The blog Arizona’s Politics did a good job of summing up the rebuttal to the ridiculous attack that Ron Barber is looking to destroy Medicare.
Well, as we’ve learned, actual facts will not get in the way of this hit. Give it a couple of weeks, they’ll be droning on about Barber personally running a death panel.
The funny part is that Jesse Kelly, along with every Republican running for anything, is a supporter of the Paul Ryan budget plan. The Ryan plan would shift more of the costs of health care to beneficiaries. That isn’t some claim of a lefty blogger, it’s what the Congressional Budget Office says:
Under the proposal, most elderly people would pay more for their health care than they would pay under the current Medicare system.
If Kelly and his supporters want to take down Medicare, fine, let them argue the merits. But falsely accusing your opponent of doing so when you support a policy that does that? Any names for that?