Even Fox News doesn’t buy Paul Ryan’s budget (video)

Paul Ryan went onto Fox News yesterday expecting the usual yellow journalism to promote the GOP economic plan.

Unfortunately for Ryan, Chris Wallace wasn’t buying it = especially Ryan’s assumption that Obamacare was going to be repealed.

Republican’s have tried numerous times to repeal Obamacare and there is little chance of any other attempts succeeding in the near future, but they’re having none of it.

WALLACE: I’m going to pick up on this because I must say I didn’t understand it. Are you saying that as part of your budget, you would repeal, you assume the repeal of Obamacare?

RYAN: Yes.

WALLACE: Well, that’s not going to happen.

RYAN: Well, we believe it should. That’s the point. That’s what’s — but this is what budgeting is all about, Chris. It’s about making tough choices to fix our country’s problems.

Rather than focus on creating jobs, or even making Obamacare “better,” Ryan and the Republicans are committed to focusing on something that they know has no chance of success. And using the fake “savings” from the non-repeal to finance the rest of their draconian budget.

Equally ridiculous, the Republicans are stillt crying “government rationing!” (“death panels,” as Sarah Palin famously called it), while pretending that the current system run by insurance companies doesn’t already do that.  What do you call it when your insurance company refuses to pay for a life-saving treatment, or a necessary drug?  Death panel.  When hospitals charge tens of thousands of dollars that you can’t afford for an emergency room visit?  Death panel.

Rather than a government team making overall decisions on what are the best treatments to fund, you have accountants looking to squeeze more profits out of the system that will ultimately benefit the insurance company more than patients. In the bizarro world of GOP politics, profits come before people, especially in health care.


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  • http://buddybest.tripod.com/index.html BuddyNovinski

    It’s a failing program, yet we haven’t even tried it yet! DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA! I suppose we can get plastic surgery on our faces under so-called Obamacare to look as good as you! Reaganomics for the past thirty years has led to this issue in the first place. WELLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!

  • Naja pallida

    They’ve been very effective at making sure there can’t be a functioning budgetary process for anything, much less something they despise for no valid reason.

  • AdmNaismith

    That, to me, is the huge weakness in Obamacare- relying on the very people that already make medical care so difficult.

  • http://www.rebeccamorn.com/mind BeccaM

    There is one angle the GOPers can and clearly do plan to run with, and that’s using their House majority and Senate filibustering minority to prevent Obamacare’s implementation through budgetary means. The federal insurance exchanges, the Medicare expansion, the insurance premium subsidy supports — all of these are vulnerable to a GOP simply refusing to allocate any money to implement or run them.

  • http://www.rebeccamorn.com/mind BeccaM

    Unfortunately, the private insurance system Obamacare depends upon will continue the rationing and outright prevention of care, because no matter where the premiums are coming from, whether it’s employers + employees and individuals, or those two plus gov’t premium supports for the poor, insurance company profits will be increased when they deny needed care.

    True, the medical cost ratio will help that somewhat, but that just increases the upward inflationary pressure on expense charges, with premiums tagging along right behind.

    What I’m saying is we are still going to be depending on a poorly regulated private insurance system.

  • http://www.facebook.com/randyariddle Randy Riddle

    If Obamacare is repealed, FoxNews would have to find something new to whine about.

  • Just_AC

    “Awwwk, ObiWan, the stupid is strong in this one”

  • AdmNaismith

    ‘qually ridiculous, the Republicans are stillt crying “government rationing!” (“death panels,” as Sarah Palin famously called it), while pretending that the current system run by insurance companies doesn’t already do that.’
    The private insurance system prior to Obamacare guaranteed rationing and outright prevention of care.

  • bkmn

    The pretty doesn’t make up for the stupid in this guy.

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