Did Ol' Joe Save Medicare?

Discussion in 'Healthcare/Insurance/Govt Healthcare' started by longknife, Oct 18, 2012.

  1. longknife
    Offline

    longknife Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2012
    Messages:
    25,205
    Thanks Received:
    8,349
    Trophy Points:
    900
    Location:
    Sin City
    Ratings:
    +13,584
    by Dad29 Dad29: Did Ol' Joe Save Medicare?

    No, Ol' Joe, serial liar, did NOT save Medicare.

    ...Asked about Medicare reform, the vice president said, “Look, I was there when we did that with Social Security in 1983. I was one of eight people sitting in the room that included Tip O’Neill negotiating with President Reagan. We all got together and everybody said, as long as everybody’s in the deal, everybody’s in the deal, and everybody is making some sacrifice, we can find a way.”

    ...On “Meet the Press” on April 29, 2007, then-Sen. Biden made a similar claim, saying he was “one of five people — I was the junior guy — in the meeting with Bob Dole and George Mitchell when we put Social Security on the right path for 60 years.”

    Maybe he was there to get water for the real players, but....

    ...according to the historical record, Biden was not one of the small group of people in “the room,” or in “the meeting” — nor was he even a key player in reforms. --Breitbart quoting Jake Tapper/ABC News

    Maybe he was looking for another biography to cadge.

    :eusa_whistle::eusa_whistle:
     
  2. Grandma
    Offline

    Grandma Geezer Chick Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2011
    Messages:
    8,668
    Thanks Received:
    2,658
    Trophy Points:
    360
    Location:
    Under The Sky
    Ratings:
    +6,707
    Any post based on Breitbart is invalid. Not a single thing from that site or its dead alcoholic founder is true.
     
  3. atlasshrugged
    Offline

    atlasshrugged Member

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2012
    Messages:
    149
    Thanks Received:
    21
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Ratings:
    +21
    I don't know much about these claims or these meetings, but I think Medicare is beyond saving. Simply put, Medicare patients are using more money than they put in. Even if every person paid $100,000 into SS during their career, it would run out pretty quickly if they each used $150,000
     

Share This Page