Morgen on June 16, 2009 at 7:39 am
The White House announced over the weekend that they have found an additional $313B in Medicare/Medicaid “savings” (i.e. cuts) that can be used to help offset the costs of the President’s healthcare reform plan. This is on top of an additional $309B in cuts that had previously been proposed as part of the President’s budget for FY 2010. If this is sounding familiar, I put up a post yesterday with a video mocking Democrats in Congress for previously railing against much, much smaller Medicare/Medicaid cuts proposed by the Bush Administration.
Well, thanks to a commenter at HotAir.com, we now know that candidate Barack Obama also spoke out forcefully against the idea of using Medicare/Medicaid cuts in order to pay for health reform…when it was John McCain who was proposing it. Watch:
The truth is that Democrats have used Medicare/Medicaid funding as a wedge issue for years, and have attacked any conservative proposal to reign in Medicare/Medicaid spending. So their silence now is the epitome of hypocrisy. Note also that Obama criticized McCain’s proposal to tax employer-provided health benefits, an idea which he now seems willing to accept.
Is this the Change America voted for?
Update: Gateway Pundit has highlighted an Obama campaign video attacking McCain on this.