Carmona Steps Up Praise for ObamaCare, Gutting of Medicare

Carmona Wants to End Debate, Ignore Cost to Taxpayers, and Just Do it Obama’s Way

PHOENIX – Richard Carmona, a Tucson Democrat recruited last year to run for the U.S. Senate by President Barack Obama, yesterday reiterated his strong support for ObamaCare and said he was “disgusted” by those still debating the fairness of this new program and the harm it would cause to seniors. ObamaCare, also called the Affordable Care Act, is expected to drain more than $700 billion from Medicare to pay for much of Obama’s program. Republicans in the U.S. House have repeatedly voted to repeal ObamaCare, but the Democrats who narrowly control the Senate will not allow a vote to take place.

“President Obama recruited Richard Carmona to run for the Senate because ObamaCare is just one of the items on their liberal agenda they need to keep Republicans from having input on,” said Arizona Republican Party spokesman Tim Sifert. “Obama doesn’t want his Democrats to lose control of the Senate, so he’s stepped heavily into Arizona politics trying to shore up liberal candidates like Richard Carmona who are pledged to support him.”


Carmona “disgusted” by Debate

“…said the public should be as “disgusted” as he is at how politicized the debate has become.” (Bruce Christian, “Senate Candidate” Echo Magazine, August 2012)

But Without Debate and Action Medicare is Going Bankrupt

Changes Made To Medicare Under ObamaCare Are “Not Viable In The Long Range”

“Further, while the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, as amended, makes important changes to the Medicare program and substantially improves its financial outlook, there is a strong likelihood that certain of these changes will not be viable in the long range.” (2010 Annual Report Of The Boards Of Trustees Of The Federal Hospital Insurance And Federal Supplementary Medical Insurance Trust Funds)

Medicare Trustees: Trust Fund To Be Exhausted In 2024

The Annual Report From The Medicare Trustees Reports That The Medicare Trust Fund Will Go Bankrupt Five Years Earlier Than Previously Predicted: “However, the HI trust fund is now estimated to be exhausted in 2024, 5 years earlier than was shown in last year’s report, and the fund is not adequately financed over the next 10 years. HI taxable earnings in 2010 were lower than previously estimated, and the rate of growth in these earnings is projected to accelerate and to exceed last year’s growth assumptions in 2011-2019. HI expenditures in 2010 were close to the previous estimate, but the projected level grows more rapidly than shown in last year’s report because of the projected faster growth in earnings. HI expenditures have exceeded income annually since 2008 and are projected to continue doing so through the short-range period until the fund becomes exhausted in 2024. In 2010, $32.3 billion in trust fund assets were redeemed to cover the shortfall of income relative to expenditures.” (2011 Annual Report Of The Boards Of Trustees Of The Federal Hospital Insurance And Federal Supplementary Medical Insurance Trust Funds)

Carmona Wants His Way Regardless of Cost

“I don’t care what we call it or how we get there, as long as we can come up with a something that ensures that everyone has access to healthcare; that’s the humane thing to do.” (Bruce Christian, “Senate Candidate” Echo MagazineAugust 2012)



  1. Patiopattie says

    WHO is for gutting Medicare???? Seems you have your “facts” twisted as usual.

    • Conservative American says

      Obama is for gutting Medicare. Facts? Obama’s Affordable Care Act cuts Medicare by $716 billion from 2013 to 2022. Romney seeks to stop that raid on Medicare. Those are the facts.

  2. Romney’s plan seeks to stop it?
    Romney’s plan includes the Obama cuts.

    What about that am I not understanding?

    • Conservative American says

      An excellent question, Jeff!

      Democrats have been attacking Ryan’s bipartisan 2011 budget plan which retained the Obama cuts to Medicare. The budget that the Romney/Ryan ticket is running on is Romney’s budget plan which would rescind the Obama cuts.

      Confusion is understandable as the Obama campaign would rather run against the plan that Wyden and Ryan proposed in 2011 rather than against the budget plan that the Romney/Ryan ticket is actually running on.

      That’s election year politics! 😉

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