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In 1996, Republican-led welfare reforms marked a revolution in the government’s approach to poverty. They changed the standard for policy success from the amount of income transferred to the poor to the number of poor who moved from welfare to economic independence. President Obama changed that though. Obama’s entitlement programs do not incentivize work and ultimately hurt our nation and American's who genuinely need our help. Republicans believe in welfare reform and helping Americans move out of poverty, not the expansion of people's dependency on government.


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Obama's Medicare problem

- August 17, 2012

A little insight into Obama’s Medicare problem – hypocrisy and no plan. Obama Attacked McCain For Making Medicare Cuts To Pay For His Health Care Plan: “It Ain't Right.” BuzzFeed: President Obama often fends off attacks he cut Medicare to pay for ObamaCare. But in 2008, Obama was himself attacking John McCain on parallen terrain, saying his plan cut 800 billion dollars from Medicare to pay for his health care reform plan. ... Continue Reading »

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Tick Tock: Obama's Countdown To Medicare's Bankruptcy

- August 17, 2012

2005: Then-Sen. Obama Attacked President Bush for Not Tackling Medicare. OBAMA: "The only thing I'd add, and then I'll turn it over to Dick is to talk, is to mention that despite the President staking his domestic policy agenda in his second term on Social Security reform, the real crisis in terms of funding is not Social Security, it's Medicare. Which is breaking down rapidly and this most recent legislation exacerbates that fiscal crisis. And that's something for some reason the president seems entirely unwilling to tackle."... Continue Reading »

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Audaciously Avoiding Leadership

- August 16, 2012

From Obama's The Audacity Of Hope: "[T]he Two Main Government-Funded Health-Care Programs - Medicare And Medicaid - Really Are Broken …" "As vital as it may be to raise the wages of American workers and improve their retirement security, perhaps our most pressing task is to fix our broken health-care system. Unlike Social Security, the two main government-funded health-care programs - Medicare and Medicaid - really are broken; without any changes, by 2050 these two entitlements, along with Social Security, could grow to consume as large a share of our national economy as the entire federal budget does today. The addition of a hugely expensive prescription drug benefit that provides limited coverage and does nothing to control the cost of drugs has only made the problem worse. And the private system has evolved into a patchwork of inefficient bureaucracies, endless paperwork, overburdened providers, and dissatisfied patients."... Continue Reading »

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RNC Releases "Achievement"

- August 15, 2012

The Republican National Committee is releasing "Achievement" to shed light on President Obama's cuts to Medicare. While demagoguing the Romney-Ryan approach to saving Medicare, President Obama is the only one to actually cut over $700 billion dollars from current retirees--and he thinks it's an 'achievement.'... Continue Reading »

Research

Pulse Check: Medicare Disadvantage

- August 15, 2012

After ObamaCare, Obama Promised Seniors That Their Medicare Advantage "Benefits Won't Change." OBAMA: "First and foremost, what you need to know is that the guaranteed Medicare benefits that you've earned will not change, regardless of whether you receive them through Medicare or Medicare Advantage. Your guaranteed benefits will not change. Eligibility won't change. Medicare will continue to cover your costs the way it always has."... Continue Reading »

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“Mark My Words … It Is Going Broke”

- August 15, 2012

August 15, 2009: Obama Said “Mark My Words – If We Do Nothing, At Some Point Medicare In About Eight To Nine Years Goes Into The Red. Somebody Mentioned It's Going Broke – Yes, It Is Going Broke.” OBAMA: “And what's going to end up happening is -- mark my words -- if we do nothing, at some point Medicare in about eight to nine years goes into the red. Somebody mentioned it's going broke -- yes, it is going broke.... Continue Reading »

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