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The average American household spends nearly fifty times more on health care today.
-- -- -- in 1960.
This translates into health care costs more than 25000.
Dollars per US family every year.
As a result.
Health care spending -- gone from consuming just 5% of our economy.
-- nearly 15 of our entire economy today.
-- -- Republican Paul Ryan just releasing down on this Medicare plan that is part two of his series.
After -- special election yesterday putting a long time Republican stronghold in the State of New York.
Into the hands of -- democratic congresswoman some are suggesting Medicare is the reason.
I Kathleen whole goal winning a congressional seat.
Held by Republicans for more than forty years also -- Tea Party candidate now the race Jack Davis got 9% of the vote -- Dana Perino White House.
Press Secretary former at a Fox News contributor currently how you doing Dana good morning to you our pick up any newspaper any website there all right about a referendum.
-- yeah let's unpack zip let's unpack this a little bit they're the Tea Party candidate who got 9% of the vote.
Really wasn't a Tea Party person that Democrat had been -- several times before I am a spoiler in the -- and in that there are lot of money to.
Sure there than there are a lot of lessons in this one is.
If -- congressman don't take half naked pictures of yourself -- kind of on Craigslist and actors from the congress have a special election.
That would be the first lesson the second one is if you're a Republican -- -- gonna run in the cycle he better be prepared.
And you better be willing to fight hard and -- a very good campaign because no one.
Republican or Democrat is safe in this type of political -- you know what we met.
We mention that it's it's a Republican district bar area a bit of management a Democrat has won their before -- between 1993 and 2003.
But on the Paul Ryan issue he was on FOX & Friends is about 35 minutes ago.
He is one of the most vocal in terms of supporting what he says is a plan -- program that cannot sustain itself.
And you have to do something otherwise it goes broke.
-- here's Ryan for moments ago.
The preview scare tactics distortions demagoguery.
Trying -- seniors to voting for them.
And the irony of it is where the one direction protecting Medicare -- term benefits for current seniors.
They're the ones that passed the law and actually compromises their Medicare and allows a program to collapse.
So we have a year and a half and I believe in a year has -- the truth will get out the facts will be known.
But his big point -- is is that the truth is not getting out there for -- Washington is not speaking the truth I whatever comes of this -- decades and so.
Last year Republicans are two years ago in 2010 and -- I hear that what President Obama finally got his health care bill passed on the democratic only votes.
Republicans said wait a -- you're cutting Medicare -- possible.
Now the Democrats -- -- -- we're gonna save Medicare so back and forth and the only one in this debate so far.
Has been Paul Ryan who stands up on the merits he knows more about this than anybody -- says.
I'm just the only guy who's going to tell you the truth this entitlement program will run out of money if we don't do something now.
But the health care -- cuts 500 billion from Medicare -- yes not and I think 500.
Over a period of I think what -- I don't -- any -- in the long run but is that the law says.
And with it when you have as many baby boomers -- you have now and for the next twenty years we're going to retire and enter into a system that is going to go broke.
That what he's saying is you cannot fix the debt and can preserve this program.
Paul Ryan's plan is the most commonsensical.
And gradual that we could have but his point is if we don't do this in the next year and a half.
Then we're all in -- hole under wallet.
All right he has staked his future on it -- -- -- has now Maryland we'll engages in this debate on a national level Dana thank you very much I wanna talk about Giuliani we're out of time but that's -- -- right Greg thank you Dana.
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