Been hearing a lot about Medicare lately? Here’s a handy chart comparing the Republican plan – “The Path to Prosperity” – that protects Medicare for current retirees and future generations (while spurring private-sector job growth and stopping Washington from spending money it doesn’t have) with the Democratic “plan” to do nothing, leaving Medicare bankrupt and seniors facing drastic benefit cuts:
|Democrats’ Plan: Benefit Cuts & Bankruptcy|
|WHICH PLAN LEAVES MEDICARE BANKRUPT?||By doing nothing, Democrats are allowing Medicare to go bankrupt within the next decade.
||The Republican plan lifts the burden of debt that threatens jobs while preserving Medicare for current seniors & future retirees.
|WHICH PLAN CUTS BENEFITS & RATIONS CARE FOR SENIORS?||Democrats’ ObamaCare law created a “rationing board” that will lead to “the political rationing of care for the elderly” by unelected bureaucrats.
||Under the GOP plan, there are no changes and no disruptions for Americans over the age of 55.
|WHICH PLAN SAVES MEDICARE?||Democrats are spending their time attacking Republicans for one reason: the Democrats’ Medicare plan means bankruptcy and benefit cuts.
||The Republican plan saves Medicare for current and future generations while making no changes for those in and near retirement.
No wonder surveys show American seniors prefer the Republican plan. Gallup found that “[p]luralities of middle-aged Americans as well as those 65 and older prefer Ryan’s plan to Obama’s,” and John Fund of the Wall Street Journal highlighted a CBS News/New York Times survey that found a plurality of Americans “approve of GOP Rep. Paul Ryan’s Medicare reforms.”