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Paul Ryan Loudly Booed by AARP Crowd

 
 
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Senior citizens: wise to the Ryan plan? The VP Candidate, most well known for his desire to privatize medicare, was soundly booed--repeatedly--at an appearance today before the senior citizen lobbying group AARP.

From the Washington Post's writeup here's what happened after the first round of boos came in response to Ryan's avowal to repeal "Obamacare":

Ryan was unfazed. “I had a feeling there would be mixed reactions, so let me get into it,” he said.

“It weakens Medicare for today’s seniors and puts it at risk for the next generation,” Ryan argued. “First, it funnels $716 billion out of Medicare to pay for a new entitlement we didn’t even ask for. Second, it puts 15 unelected bureaucrats in charge of Medicare’s future.” 

Ryan’s explanation was booed, as was his charge that President Obama “put his own job security over your retirement security.” 

They did applaud the fact that he's nice to his mom, though, so there's that.

AlterNet / By Sarah Seltzer

Posted at September 21, 2012, 11:31am

 
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