Romney’s $716B Medicare cut attack is dubious – CBS News

“But where did that $716 billion figure come from?

“From here: A July letter from the Congressional Budget Office to House Speaker John Boehner, which says if the president’s Affordable Care Act is repealed, ‘spending for Medicare would increase by an estimated $716 billion’ over the next decade.

via Romney’s $716B Medicare cut attack is dubious – CBS News.

I have to give some institution somewhere, some shred of credibility.  Right now I’m counting on the Congressional Budget Office (CBO).  It should be the voter’s friend.  I don’t know where else to turn although I think there is hope for the Media if a voter checks out more sides than one. What the left hand trieth to take, the right hand trieth to return and vice versa.   $716 billion is still $716 billion. In this case either we pay more to keep the providers happy or we keep the old system ticking and pay more.  In either case we go broke. We, the People/Consumer pay. Whatever happened to the public option?

As far as lying and telling the truth, what I care about are really big, egregious lies, not the nitpicking silly stuff.  Politicians shave truth and falsehood — EVERY ONE OF THEM.  Don’t look too hard for the truth. Look for what will work   Why has our nation forgotten good, old American pragmatism and “dealing with it.”

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David Milliken has been a life-long, incurable English Major currently serving as Marketing VP for Lawyer-Agents.com and 4Inc.com, a provider of registered agents, incorporation services and LLC's and trademarks. Prior to that he was a professional chamber of commerce executive for chambers in Ohio, New York and Kansas. Other work includes community college PR, brick sales and community/economic development He is a graduate of The Ohio State University and Idaho State University(M.A.) He attended Kansas State University for more English studies. He has not been a butcher, baker nor candlestick maker, but he has taught English and run for political office. David Milliken is an author aspiring to become a published one.

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