Paul Ryan just gave Obamamamama a thorough smackdown, and here's the money-part:
When you strip away the double-counting of Medicare cuts, the so-called savings from Social Security payroll taxes and the CLASS Act, the deficit increases by $460 billion over first ten years – and $1.4 trillion over second ten years.
Finally, one of the most expensive – and most cynical – of the gimmicks applies to Medicare physician payments, the so-called “Doc Fix.”
By your own estimate, the Doc Fix adds an additional $371 billion to the cost of health care reform. With the price tag beyond what most Americans could handle, the Majority decided to simply remove this costly provision and deal with it in a stand-alone bill.
Ignoring this additional cost does not remove it from the backs of taxpayers. Hiding spending doesn’t reduce spending.
Herbie is very consistent when it comes to taking money from taxpayers: he likes them to pay for his Bradley Center playground, and for abominably expensive programs like ObamaCare. For him, that's 'fiscally prudent.'
Clearly, Herbie likes taxpayer funding.
Feingold is worse: he's a snot-nosed condescending Leftist ideologue.
Both should pay close attention to what Ryan said.
Behind the numbers is the very serious possibility of a real revolt. Taxpayers, especially those under the age of 40, will not stand for this crap. They may be civil--now--but don't expect that treatment if you vote for this monstrosity.