Think Progress Health: Paul Ryan Tells Florida Seniors That Obamacare Includes ‘Death Panels’
Paul Ryan likened a mechanism to control health care spending to “death panels,” during a town hall at the University of Central Florida in Orlando on Saturday.
After listening to Ryan repeatedly call for the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, an elderly man asked the Republican vice presidential nominee about “the death panels.” Rather than dissuading the man from what PolitiFact named 2009′s Lie of the Year, Ryan laughed and responded, “that’s not the word I’d choose to use to describe it. It’s actually called….the Independent Payment Advisory Board”:
QUESTION: We love you Paul. But I’m getting long in years. Will you address the death panels that we’re going to have?
RYAN: The death panels, well! That’s not the word I’d choose to use to describe it. It’s actually called. It’s actually called, so in Medicare, what I refer to as this board of 15 bureaucrats. It’s called the Independent Payment Advisory Board. It sounds fairly innocuous.
The Board, or IPAB — a provision included in the Affordable Care Act — is tasked with making binding recommendations to Congress for lowering health care spending, should Medicare costs exceed a target growth rate. Congress can accept the savings proposal or implement its own ideas through a super majority.
Lyin’ Ryan is at it again.
And it’s been proven, statistically, that if a woman gives life and keeps the child that has been conceived through rape, that she heals from the rape experience much much better and quicker. If a woman has a chubby, little healthy baby in her arms, that child loves away the hurt of that rape and that violation, and she feels victorious over this rapist.
Karen Black, radical anti-choicer, on pregnancy resulting from rape.
I’d love to see her sources for this statistical fact!
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Narcissistic Personality Disorder?
No internalized sense of right and wrong?
An internalized sense of right and wrong but no desire to do right?
All of the above?
Just like Snow Snooki, Paul Ryan loves to run, and apparently, he loves to lie too.
Ryan told Hugh Hewitt that he ran a sub 3:00 marathon — ”under three, high twos. I had a two hour and fifty-something,” he said.
Funny thing is that Runner’s World can’t find any record of Ryan’s super-fast marathon running.
“Ryan’s name does not show up in the 1991 race results provided by Grandma’s. Runner’s World checked 11 years of results for Grandma’s Marathon, from 1988 through 1998, and found a finisher in the 1990 race by the name of Paul D. Ryan, 20, of Minneapolis.
Ryan’s middle name is Davis, and he was 20 in 1990. The finishing time listed was 4 hours, 1 minute and 25 seconds.”
Oh what a tangled web we weave…
“The race was more than 20 years ago, but my brother Tobin—who ran Boston last year—reminds me that he is the owner of the fastest marathon in the family and has never himself ran a sub-three. If I were to do any rounding, it would certainly be to four hours, not three. He gave me a good ribbing over this at dinner tonight.”
An alternate reality where Barack Obama is a socialist Muslim; global warming is from polar bear farts; Fox News is ‘fair and balanced’; and the greatest threat to our way of life in a time of unprecedented economic inequality and institutional advantage(s) for the wealthy is two dudes who wanna get married.JON STEWART, on what the Republicans actually built when they say “We built it,” on The Daily Show (via inothernews)
Everybody is gang tackling Todd Akin. You talk about a forcible situation, you talk about somebody being a victim of forcible assault, that would be Todd Akin.
Bryan Fischer, Spokesman for the American Family Association
I have no words.
This is how these people actually think.
GETTING CALLED OUT AND SHAMED FOR SAYING SOMETHING DISGUSTING IS NOT EVEN CLOSE TO THE SAME THING AS BEING ASSAULTED.
I can’t even believe I had to just write that. What is wrong with these people?
These people love to play victim in the most vile, disguising, way they can, don’t they?
Rape culture = equating a savage sexual attack with being verbally criticized for being a fuckwad.
There is a famous [Paul] Ryan metaphor that he did not choose to revisit in his convention speech. ‘We are at a moment,’ he said in response to President Obama’s 2011 State of the Union address, ‘where if government’s growth is left unchecked and unchallenged, America’s best century will be considered our past century. This is a future in which we will transform our social safety net into a hammock, which lulls able-bodied people into lives of complacency and dependency.’E.J. Dionne in yet another brilliant analysis of today’s politics, E.J. Dionne Jr.: The GOP’s tough-love approach — heavy on the tough - The Washington Post (via bohemiansouth)
A hammock? What, pray, is any liberal proposing that will allow any American to live in such complacency? Trying to make sure that more people have health insurance? Allowing the elderly to retire on that vast $1,230-a-month income provided by the average Social Security check? And then there’s welfare, which in all 50 states leaves recipients with an income equal to less than half the poverty line. Where’s the hammock?
But it was [Chris] Christie who came up with the most brilliant defense of a social Darwinist world in which those hardworking, job-creating billionaires are said to deserve even more than they already have. Anyone who speaks up against the New Plutocracy is accused, in Christie’s formulation, of longing too much for love. Our nation will be great again, he argued, only if politicians are willing ‘to say no when no is what’s required.’ Somehow, saying ‘no’ to further enriching the wealthy is not on the GOP’s agenda.