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Welcome back the issue of that Medicare taking center stage -- Democrats accusing Romney is it.
And his new running mate -- trying to end the program.
He's a guy who's the architect of a plan to end Medicare as we know it and turn it into a voucher program.
And shift thousands of dollars.
-- on two senior citizens.
-- -- -- about Mitt Romney they chose someone who has a budget.
That really they would become it would be the end of Medicare as we know it would increase costs on seniors and throw them into the part private market.
And joining us now Michelle -- from the daily call -- Thank you for joining us think you know it's already begun apocalyptic.
Language to say the least describing you know Ryan's budget when it comes to Medicare specifically so what is the real deal should seniors be scared.
Now -- not at all what I think Romney and Ryan need to articulate is that no one over the age of 55 will be affected by this plan.
-- under this plan individuals -- we'll have the ability to look at a list of coverage plans.
Which also includes the Medicare the traditional Medicare option and they can decide for themselves what best fits.
The -- needs so it empowers the individual but also forces the businesses to compete for our.
At compete for customers when that when -- competition.
Price goes down quality goes up as a net changes -- and in effect until 2028.
-- possibly important to articulate that message that a little bit better.
The Democrats would argue in terms of the competition.
That it will end up costing seniors more.
Know when you have competition.
Intimate that the businesses need to compete with one another for the customer they want to provide -- cheaper products they want to provide a better products that they can get people.
So we've got competition things are -- get cheaper the quality is going to get better Medicare right now is failing it's going to be falling apart something needs to be -- and Ryan's actually.
Putting forth a plan and actually has.
Something that the governing blueprint that no one in Washington DC has offered the American people what when it comes to swing states.
You know we have a lot of say specifically Florida being one of them that have.
A huge you know senior population when it comes to getting those votes in winning -- swing states will this hurt the Romney Ryan.
I don't banks have now I don't think so because like I said it doesn't affect anyone over the age of 55.
If anything this is energizing.
The Republican base and conservatives.
If you look at at at 24 hours.
After Romney announced Paul Ryan as VP 3.5 million dollars were -- people are energized about this.
Because Paul Ryan really reaches out and it's a favorite to the Tea Party individuals.
But is also favored among the GOP establishment so he's sort of acting as a bridge.
The uniting the party uniting those two days to -- we ran a poll.
Over the weekend when all of this broken it talk specifically about Medicare.
And it talked about the number of people who might get and the number of people who don't like it was 44% in favor with 30% against do you expect this poll numbers to change.
We'll and you know -- under the Ryan plan under the Ryan plan.
Individuals can decide what they want if they want -- additional Medicare option they can happen if they want -- a private office at private option make it happen as well so there's tons of choice and that's what America's all about -- right thank you very much Michelle we appreciate it.
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