Sunday, March 10, 2013

Wallace To Ryan On Obamacare Repeal: "Not Going To Happen"

Despite the fact that the Republicans have tried and failed to repeal Obamacare over 30 times, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) still insists that such a move is viable. Speaking to Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday, Ryan said that his new budget would repeal Obamacare. Wallace countered, "that's not going to happen" and pointed out that this was a "big issue" in the presidential campaign. Ryan argued that his ticket didn't lose this issue, since "We won the senior vote." Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and other Republicans also want to defund Obamacare. Watch Ryan perpetuate his delusions:

WALLACE: Are you saying that as part of your budget you would repeal — you assume the repeal of Obamacare?

RYAN: Yes.

WALLACE: Well that’s not going to happen.

RYAN: Well, we believe it should. [...]

WALLACE: This was a big issue in the campaign between Romney-Ryan vs. Obama-Biden. They think they won and they think that’s one of the reasons they won, and there are, Congressman, a lot of independent studies that say if you put this into effect, the net effect will be that seniors will end up having to pay more of the share of their healthcare cost. [...]

RYAN: I would argue against your premise that we lost this issue in the campaign. We won the senior vote.


Virginia said...

President Obama didn't lose this seniors vote..we do have children.

Jeff Tone said...

Well put, Virginia! Thank you.

Virginia said...

President Obama didn't lose this seniors vote...we do have children that will be affected by the voucher program and attempts to raise retirement and medicare eligible ages...Senior past a certain age will not be able to research/access/pick/decide..just which plan is best for them..they will be hard of hearing...possible varying stages of dementia...unable to surf the internet..and even more vulnerable to scams.

Richard Thomas said...

Taking the Congressman's claim that the Romney ticket won the senior vote at its face value, then it does follow logically that they lost the votes of those whom his 'budget' will hit. Or am I missing something?

Jeff Tone said...

Richard, you're right on target. Ryan's missing something.