It looks like the Left’s Mediscare nonsense is flopping. Why? Because seniors aren’t stupid.
The Washington Post revealed today that “A new Washington Post-ABC News poll shows 41 percent of Americans view the new GOP vice presidential nominee favorably, while 37 percent rate him unfavorably — slightly improved from last week’s polling. Among seniors, though, the numbers are even better for Ryan: 50 percent favorable and 35 percent unfavorable.”
In other words, seniors didn’t fall for the whole Ryan look-alike throwing Granny off a cliff ordeal. Nor did they buy into the Obama camp’s demonization of Ryan as someone who wants to “kill Medicare.”
Seniors recognize that Ryan’s proposal protects current and soon-to-be seniors from changes that would alter the planning they built their retirement around.
They know that “Medicare as we know it” will be insolvent by 2024 if reform is neglected.
Seniors aren’t impressed with Obama’s Independent Payment Advisory Board, an unaccountable board of bureaucrats that will open the door to health-care rationing in the name of cost control.
And, perhaps most importantly, seniors aren’t afraid of injecting some competition into the system for their children and grandchildren, knowing full well that competition yields improvements in both cost and quality of care.
When it comes to seniors, the Left always forgets one important fact: Those are grandmas, grandpas, aunts, uncles, moms, and dads. Sure, seniors want to protect themselves–and they should. But they always have one eye on the future, knowing full well that the young people they love most will be jeopardized by an unwillingness to reform programs that are already broken.
So if the Obama camp was counting on seniors to blindly follow their deceitful spin, so far it looks like they are out of luck.