Jeb Bush Will Murder Medicare And Your Mee-Maw

Are you an Old? If so, then this post is not for you, because Jeb Bush doesn't want to murder your Medicare. But are you a card-carrying member of the Future Olds Of America club? US TOO! Do you want to have healthcare during that time right before you cross the Rainbow Bridge your Golden Years? Well then you don't want to vote for Jeb Bush, because he wants to murder your Medicare, with fire. Bush was doing one of those campaign events where you suck on the wrinkled penises of the Koch brothers in front of a live audience, and said hey, we should get rid of that thing where the Olds get to go to the doctor and stuff:

“And I think we need to be vigilant about this and persuade people that our, when your volunteers go door to door, and they talk to people, people understand this. They know, and I think a lot of people recognize that we need to make sure we fulfill the commitment to people that have already received the benefits, that are receiving the benefits. But that we need to figure out a way to phase out this program for others and move to a new system that allows them to have something – because they’re not going to have anything.”

NOT TRUE, ASSHOLE. Because while yes, there are still some problems with Medicare funding reaching off into the future, the forecasted health of the program is much better than it was before President Obama took office, and why? Oh, it's that little thing called "Obamacare," bitches. Explain this to us with facts, smart Steve Benen at the Rachel Maddow blog:

As for the policy, there’s no point in denying that the Medicare system faces long-term fiscal challenges, but to argue, as Jeb Bush does, that Democrats have ignored the conversation is plainly incorrect. On the contrary, while Republicans fight to eliminate the Medicare program, Democrats have had great success in strengthening Medicare finances and extending its fiscal health for many years to come.

The secret, apparently, was passing the Affordable Care Act.

Before “Obamacare” was passed, Medicare was projected to face a serious fiscal shortfall in 2017. As of yesterday, Medicare trustees now believe the system is fiscally secure through 2030.

Huh! So when Obama death paneled everybody's grandmothers with Obamacare, what he ACTUALLY did was strengthen the socialized medicine program we already have, the one for Olds, which everybody loves? IMPEACH!!!!1!!1!

Speaking of death panels, this is a far cry from a few months ago, when Jeb! said Olds on Medicare should be required to make plans for end-of-life care, so they don't end up forcing poor Republican governors like Jeb! to do bad Terri Schiavo things to their vegetable bodies. Yeah that's right, in April he wanted you to have to death panel YOURSELF. And now he wants to death panel Medicare?

And also, when Jeb! says we need to "phase out this program for others and move to a new system," do we all remember the LAST time he had an idea about how we wouldn't need no Obamacare if everybody just had a shiny Apple Watch? He's not good at this whole "repeal and replace" thing, not good at all.

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OH ANOTHER ALSO, remember how the gay Supreme Court decided that Obamacare was the best and upheld it AGAIN, which suggests that it's here to stay, and will probably KEEP making Medicare and America and Jesus better?

Yeah that. Eat shit, Jeb.

[The MaddowBlog via Think Progress / AMERICABlog]


Evan Hurst

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