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Unfortunately for Ryan, Chris Wallace wasn’t buying it = especially Ryan’s assumption that Obamacare was going to be repealed.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