GOP VP Candidate Paul Ryan to Appear With his Mom Betty at World’s Largest Retirement Community, The Villages in Florida, to Defend Medicare Plan


President Barack Obama may wish that he never decided to have a Medicare fight with GOP VP candidate Rep. Paul Ryan (WI-R). Don’t ask for things, they might come true. Ryan is about to school Obama and Democrats on his Medicare plan with a a secret weapon, his mom Betty.

Paul Ryan and his mom Betty will appear at The Villages, the largest retirement community in the world to discuss the Romney-Ryan Medicare plan. What better place to go to explain to seniors that the Romney-Ryan plan for Medicare does not affect those over the age of 55. Obama, Biden and their minions have been using typical Mediscare tactics to frighten seniors that Romney is going to take their Medicare away from them. Nothing could be further from the truth. To prove his point, Paul Ryan is bring his mom Betty to Florida this weekend. Who really thinks that Ryan is going to take Medicare away from his own mom?

Paul Ryan is headed to a Florida retirement community with his mother on Saturday to make his argument about the need to change Medicare for future generations. Ryan’s mother is in her late 70s.

He’ll appear at The Villages, the world’s largest retirement community and a conservative stronghold that is a must stop for Republican candidates. In 2008, a massive crowd of between 30,000 and 60,000 seniors came out to a rally Sarah Palin held there. Despite the Republican-leanings it’s a clear sign the Romney campaign will continue to stay on the offense on Medicare, but with this trip they may be entering the lion’s den.

Ryan’s mother, who will accompany him, can help her son connect with the senior citizen audience. She lives part of the year in Lauderdale-By-The Sea and part of the year outside of Janesville, Wisconsin.

No one, and I mean no one ever saw this one coming that Medicare would be a plus for the Romney-Ryan ticket and a negative for Obama. However, Obama and Obamacare has been pounded by the GOP that Obama took $716 billion from Medicare to fund Obamacare.

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  • Comments

    8 Responses to “GOP VP Candidate Paul Ryan to Appear With his Mom Betty at World’s Largest Retirement Community, The Villages in Florida, to Defend Medicare Plan”

    1. A Texas Grandfather on August 17th, 2012 12:58 pm

      When the “shuck and jive boys” take on the real thing, this is what you get. Lies and deceit will get you in trouble every time.

      Good for Paul Ryan!

    2. Lightwave on August 17th, 2012 1:57 pm

      But cutting future spending isn’t “stealing from seniors.” Obamee says so.

      Trust him.

      Oh wait, the entire Medicare program is “future spending”. Tens of trillions of it THAT WE DON’T HAVE.

      America is broke dozens of times over. The national debt, unfunded Medicare liabilities, unfunded pension liabilities, unfunded Social Security liabilities, our kids and grandkids born now are born owing millions to China.

    3. flippy on August 17th, 2012 3:42 pm

      Honest question though: What difference does it really make if the changes are only for those of us <55? If the change is a positive one, then why NOT start it as soon as possible?
      SM: because no change can be made overnight. One. the logistics are nearly impossible and two, it would be too much of a shock to the system. Also please remember, the Romney-Ryan plan is a choice, it does not force all people under 55 off of traditional medicare.

    4. RK on August 17th, 2012 5:46 pm

      #2: re: “America is broke dozens of times over.”

      If this is a conclusion, it would need evidence to be understood, considered, and found reasonable. If it is merely an opinion, then have at it.

      Do you suppose there is any evidence to begin to show why this should be looked at as anything more that an opinion?

    5. RK on August 17th, 2012 6:35 pm

      Call me naïve, or out-of-touch, but I don’t recall ever hearing or seeing Obama, Biden, or any Democrat explicitly state that the Ryan Medicare plan has changes for future retires currently older than 54. I should qualify that by excluding the $716B discussion/topic currently covered by media, pundits, and bloggers.

      My basic response to the over-55 plan is: so what? I don’t find it newsworthy to discuss the non-changes for these people. There is no “there” there.

      Only actual proposed changes deserve consideration. I don’t believe that criticism of the plan need not explicitly exclude the near-retirement cohort, as that aspect can and should be assumed. For example, say it is claimed that the Ryan plan is a voucher plan. This claim should be inferred to be a reference to the under-55 group, and discussed on that basis. I don’t know why an argument against such a claim would rely on responding that those over 55 have no changes, in an attempt to dismiss the voucher claim.

      I’ve always though it was clear that 55+ were status quo, and only those under 55 are going to be screwed by the Ryan plan.

    6. A Texas Grandfather on August 18th, 2012 1:37 pm

      If there is nothing changed regarding Obamacare, then the American health care as we know it will cease to exist. Socialism always creates shortages and consumes most of the money in administrative costs as well as leaving large loop holes for graft and fraud.

      Doctors already have enough problems with insurance company rules impinging on the way they would practice medicine. Most of my doctor friends are planning on getting out of the business, if possible, by 2014. Obamacare is the proverable “straw that broke the camels back”.

      A total overhaul of the existing system should be made. The Ryan plan should be just step one.

    7. A Texas Grandfather on August 18th, 2012 1:45 pm

      The entire federal medical support system should be reworked. It is not good economics for anyone. Doctors are not held to a competive position because there is a fixed fee for a particular service.

      There are millions of dollars of tax payer money going to those who have not paid a penney into the system. High administrative costs along with corruption in the system cheat everyone.

      The Ryan plan should just be a beginning step in making the system more responsive to the needs of the public. A voucher system makes sense for everyone.

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