Lie of the year, 2011 yeah it's democrats

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    PolitiFact | Lie of the Year 2011: 'Republicans voted to end Medicare'

    Republicans muscled a budget through the House of Representatives in April that they said would take an important step toward reducing the federal deficit. Introduced by U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, the plan kept Medicare intact for people 55 or older, but dramatically changed the program for everyone else by privatizing it and providing government subsidies.

    Democrats pounced. Just four days after the party-line vote, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee released a Web ad that said seniors will have to pay $12,500 more for health care "because Republicans voted to end Medicare."
     
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    Don't worry... they won the award, but I'm sure there's plenty of them coming from the right to make up for the prestige of the one.
     
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    Ah yes, the old "they all do it" excuse.
    Only here it's: they all do it, it just hasn't happened yet.
     
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    Just about anything that Obama has said in the last year would qualify for lie of the year.
     
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    Really? why don't you go to the site you used and find out?
     
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    Well, I didn't think this would happen, but I utterly disagree with PolitiFact on this one. Saying the GOP voted to end Medicare is an accurate statement.

    The only way it isn't an accurate statement is if you think getting rid of your dog named Spot and replacing it with a chair named Spot means the chair can suddenly fetch.
     
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    Just another money grab to privatize, privatize, privatize... every time they do.. it makes some people millions and many people poorer.
     
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    I agree with you on this. Had that legislation passed it most certainly would have ended Medicare. And just because it would have stayed the same for those currently collecting doesn't make it any more palatable.

    Ryan's plan provided government subsidies (read it "entitlements") back to the states. But there's no doubt in anyone's mind that just as soon as it passed the GOP would have been screaming "ENTITLEMENT SPENDING!! WE MUST DEFUND IT"!!!!!!!

    Then what? Every American not old enough to participate would have been FUCKED.

    Yeah, it would have ended it. The Seniors are a little smarter than the GOP gives them credit for.
     
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    Politifact's lie of the year is the joke of the year. So much for relying on Politifact to tell the truth. FactCheck.org, here I come.
     
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