In the Season of Sallying Forth..
August 14, 2012 § Leave a comment
Shame it took so long for Mitt – anglo-speak = Twit – Romney to declare his backup or backwatcher by name Ryan, presently Rep ping for Wisconsin..
Well mebbe not so much a shame on the wouldbe Republican Presidential nominees as a calculated offense by them upon the populace. Yep, by Independence Day many figured. Comeback kids!
Had that been the case, y’see, the evident silence after this actual announcement as to Rep Ryan‘s mojo and MR‘s mastery in backup doo-dah-derie, would have been long debated and, democrats would wish, dismissed. To the health benefit of all.
So.. what doth this fellow remain so staunchly silent about.?
Good question. Answer: actually quite a lot. But to be fair, open and honest to my readers we might frame commentary to his professed ‘economic edge’ as a US budgetary hawk in terms of from whence did he come to clip the Tea Party topiarists’ ticket.
Anyone for candidate Kerry..? Back in the day his run against then President G.W. Bush was looking good on a backwash of public resentment for the guy who’d taken American troops into the Iraqi ‘hellhole’ for no good reason. Other reasons, yes, none of them good saith the voting public. Of the day.
And Kerry had some useful ideas to implement. Popularity-making. Not least aiding and extending Medicare by way of Part D. Thereafter, fully funded, more medicines and paid-for treatments would be available to US citizens.
In deep doo-doo it was said G.W. fast-dialled sumbuddy for a fix. GOP-fix. For, and/or by, them. These things do not take an age, require little consultation and in-sync with that dial deliver decision. Snitch, snatch, steal—whatever it it takes for OUR OWN President to keep his job, saith they unto themselves.
Hence in a single sharp swoop the democrat initiative was lifted and implemented without further ado. Further GOP ado, that is to say. Oh, mebbe they insisted on their hirelings and honchos for the paperwork. Glory! Glory sang their choirs, Georgie Boy is saved. As proved the case.
Yes indeed, the G.W. Bush administration implemented Part D, taking sufficient voter credit for its return to high office from this fact alone. Though there was no time, they told themselves at the time, to ‘fully fund the thing. That would work out, no problem.’
Among the honchos and hired securing this significant feat was one, Rep. Ryan. Lest we forget Joe reminds us how — “Ryan has become the darling of conservative intellectuals for his “bold” budgetary proposals and willingness to “take on entitlement spending” .
Part D is entitlement spending: Medicare Part D was the biggest expansion of entitlement spending since 1964.
2004 Ryan and the GOP passed this drug benefit without dedicated financing, offsets and revenue generators.
For the sole purpose of getting back into political office.
To the extent that this goal would accurately reflect the TP determination for Obama‘s “one term” government, one can readily see Ryan as their ‘very own boy’, but given the context of this boot being on the other costly foot now, hypocrisy hurdling is the new sport of this political season.
BTW: there’s nothing down to Ryan on Part D entitlement spending in recent proposals and speeches. Given the Medicare Actuaries’ Report in present value terms of $9.1 trillion “during the first 75 years” and despite Obama‘s reining down expenditures to some welcome extent, only elimination of this figure would honestly account Ryan‘s present undeclared position.
Bottom line: Lookout Mitt, that’s the back you’d better watch!
Yet waitta minute, wannabe veeps gotta backwatch, too. You betcha. So, I’ll tellem, Mitt, shall I. In as few words as I need muster ..
Not Medicare, but MEDICAID, is the health care program for low income Americans. Covering 60 million people it is the largest health insurance program. Facts not widely known because it does not get media attention. Besides, who would want to go after the lowly paid?
Well, yes, there is an answer to this question. Are you watching Paul..!
Earlier this summer, the SCOTUS ruled how Medicaid expansion in the 2010 health care law must be optional for states.
Said Mitt Romney in a Michigan University speech(2011):—
“The state is the best place to determine what is the best way to help those poor.. And so I would therefore block grant to the states’ Medicaid funds, and say to the states, ‘You now use these monies as you feel appropriate to care for your own poor.’ “
Currently Medicaid is an unlimited entitlement program whose costs are shared between Federal government and State governments. This is essentially legislative speak, for Medicaid beneficiaries include grandparents-in-care, poor children, more serious and/or chronic medical conditions like middle-class autism, Downs’ and so on.
Romney‘s view, as we see, appears supportable by the SCOTUS term optional, unstated is what the Republican means in actual funding practice.
Answering this, and careful to cite nonpartisan sources, President Obama told AP Editors in April that the Republican congressional budget endorsed by Romney sends Medicaid funding back to the states with a BIG CUT. He added how this, “would take away health care from about 19 million Americans.”
Is that back big enough for you, Paul boy? Or are you part of it, steel-clad and oiled up against the fearful rubs..
Of which the coming season promises plenty.. Not to mention the hurdles, over which any steel clad bear another huge handicap…
ps: This blog was inserted since I am waiting for data for the intended other. Of which, the joke is secure, and very funny, whilst the remaining sandwich looks overlong..
Keep on the good work, folks!