Look, Mr. President; Medicare and Medicaid have not been around for “most of our history”

by wfgodbold

Not even close.

In today’s speech, Obama had this to say regarding Paul Ryan’s plan:

[Ryan’s proposal is] a plan that aims to reduce our deficit by $4 trillion over the next ten years, and one that addresses the challenge of Medicare and Medicaid in the years after that.

Those are both worthy goals for us to achieve.  But the way this plan achieves those goals would lead to a fundamentally different America than the one we’ve known throughout most of our history.

Fifty-six years have passed since the Social Security Act of 1965. By no conceivable definition of “most” or “history” can the president’s statement be correct.

But who cares about correctness when you can paint your ideological opponents as wanting to kill grandma, the poor, and the environment in one fell swoop?

This speech tidbit brought to you by NRO; they listened as the president droned on and on so that you didn’t have to!

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5 Comments to “Look, Mr. President; Medicare and Medicaid have not been around for “most of our history””

  1. Ah, but to those on the Left, history began on the day they were born.

    • And it ends on the day they die, so why should they care about deficits that’ll crush future generations?

      For that matter, he keeps talking about all the things “we” have to do. Does he have a frog in his pocket?

    • Damnit, you beat me to it.

      On top of being an obvious narcissist, it is rather arguable that Our Glorious President is likewise a solipsist – the world only exists because he does, and as such revolves around him.

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