Rep. Paul Ryan Destroys Obamacare

Rep. Ryan actually speaks the truth for once.

I nearly fell out of my chair.

Now, what’s the true 10-year cost of this bill in 10 years? That’s $2.3 trillion.

 

 

Mr. President, you said health care reform is budget reform. You’re right. We agree with that. Medicare, right now, has a $38 trillion unfunded liability.That’s $38 trillion in empty promises to my parents’ generation, our generation, our kids’ generation. Medicaid’s growing at 21 percent each year. It’s suffocating states’ budgets. It’s adding trillions in obligations that we have no means to pay for it.

Now, you’re right to frame the debate on cost and health inflation. And in September, when you spoke to us in the well of the House, you basically said — and I totally agree with this — I will not sign a plan that adds one dime to our deficits either now or in the future.

Since the Congressional Budget Office can’t score your bill, because it doesn’t have sufficient detail, but it tracks very similar to the Senate bill, I want to unpack the Senate score a little bit.

And if you take a look at the CBO analysis, analysis from your chief actuary, I think it’s very revealing. This bill does not control costs. This bill does not reduce deficits. Instead, this bill adds a new health care entitlement at a time when we have no idea how to pay for the entitlements we already have.

Now, let me go through why I say that. The majority leader said the bill scores as reducing the deficit $131 billion over the next 10 years. First, a little bit about CBO. I work with them every single day — very good people, great professionals. They do their jobs well. But their job is to score what is placed in front of them. And what has been placed in front of them is a bill that is full of gimmicks and smoke-and-mirrors. Now, what do I mean when I say that?

Well, first off, the bill has 10 years of tax increases, about half a trillion dollars, with 10 years of Medicare cuts, about half a trillion dollars, to pay for six years of spending.

Now, what’s the true 10-year cost of this bill in 10 years? That’s $2.3 trillion.

  • Glorious Red Leader

    I can’t wait until Hussein decrees we, the prawns, are required under penalty of torture to purchase health insurance from the mega corporations. Why? Because in Kaliforniastan Anthem’s rates went up 39% this year. So we’re probably getting 39% more coverage. Pelosi Akhbar!

  • Glorious Red Leader

    I can’t wait until Hussein decrees we, the prawns, are required under penalty of torture to purchase health insurance from the mega corporations. Why? Because in Kaliforniastan Anthem’s rates went up 39% this year. So we’re probably getting 39% more coverage. Pelosi Akhbar!

  • Glorious Red Leader

    I can’t wait until Hussein decrees we, the prawns, are required under penalty of torture to purchase health insurance from the mega corporations. Why? Because in Kaliforniastan Anthem’s rates went up 39% this year. So we’re probably getting 39% more coverage. Pelosi Akhbar!

  • Glorious Red Leader

    I can’t wait until Hussein decrees we, the prawns, are required under penalty of torture to purchase health insurance from the mega corporations. Why? Because in Kaliforniastan Anthem’s rates went up 39% this year. So we’re probably getting 39% more coverage. Pelosi Akhbar!

  • Glorious Red Leader

    I can’t wait until Hussein decrees we, the prawns, are required under penalty of torture to purchase health insurance from the mega corporations. Why? Because in Kaliforniastan Anthem’s rates went up 39% this year. So we’re probably getting 39% more coverage. Pelosi Akhbar!

  • Glorious Red Leader

    I can’t wait until Hussein decrees we, the prawns, are required under penalty of torture to purchase health insurance from the mega corporations. Why? Because in Kaliforniastan Anthem’s rates went up 39% this year. So we’re probably getting 39% more coverage. Pelosi Akhbar!

  • Glorious Red Leader

    I can’t wait until Hussein decrees we, the prawns, are required under penalty of torture to purchase health insurance from the mega corporations. Why? Because in Kaliforniastan Anthem’s rates went up 39% this year. So we’re probably getting 39% more coverage. Pelosi Akhbar!

  • Michael Suede

    Sir, life is not worth living unless a gun is held to my head at all times demanding I fork over my loot to government apparatchiks.

  • Michael Suede

    Sir, life is not worth living unless a gun is held to my head at all times demanding I fork over my loot to government apparatchiks.

  • Michael Suede

    Sir, life is not worth living unless a gun is held to my head at all times demanding I fork over my loot to government apparatchiks.

  • Michael Suede

    Sir, life is not worth living unless a gun is held to my head at all times demanding I fork over my loot to government apparatchiks.

  • Michael Suede

    Sir, life is not worth living unless a gun is held to my head at all times demanding I fork over my loot to government apparatchiks.

  • Michael Suede

    Sir, life is not worth living unless a gun is held to my head at all times demanding I fork over my loot to government apparatchiks.

  • Michael Suede

    Sir, life is not worth living unless a gun is held to my head at all times demanding I fork over my loot to government apparatchiks.