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Obama for America

With Election Day almost here, it's so important that folks like you get the word out about what a Romney-Ryan administration would mean for seniors.

If Paul Ryan and Mitt Romney had their way, they'd undo a century of progress on security for middle-class seniors -- they'd voucherize Medicare, slash Social Security benefits, and raise taxes on the middle class. It's no wonder they're hiding the details of their plans -- they just can't defend the indefensible. Like I said in my debate with Congressman Ryan: It's a bunch of malarkey.

I recorded a message that I'd like you to see and share with your friends, about how the Romney-Ryan agenda is the wrong choice for seniors.

_Please watch, and pass it on: _

You've seen it at the debates, folks -- Governor Romney and Congressman Ryan seem to hope no one's paying attention to the facts and the details. Just look at some of the claims they're making, and how extreme their agenda really is:

They've claimed that Obamacare cut $X billion from Medicare to spend on Obamacare. Fact is, the President's health care law eliminated unnecessary Medicare subsidies to insurance companies and other Medicare providers, cracking down on fraud and abuse. It does not cut funding for seniors' care -- not a single benefit. And savings in the law go straight back to you -- helping cover free preventive checkups and cancer screenings, close the doughnut hole, and keep Medicare solvent through 2024.

Then there's the Romney-Ryan plan to voucherize Medicare. Their plan would jeopardize the guaranteed benefits we've all paid into and leave a secure and healthy retirement up to the whims of insurance companies. They wouldn't admit it, of course, but their proposed changes could mean that current seniors would have to pay $X more on health care during their lifetimes -- and folks who are under 55 would be on the hook for up to $X more during their lifetimes.

They're also claiming their budget would cut taxes by 20 percent across the board, AND somehow reduce the deficit -- but the math just doesn't add up. When Congressman Ryan was asked point-blank why he and Governor Romney won't share with voters how they'd achieve this, the Congressman just kicked the can down the road, saying a Republican Congress could figure it out.

They don't have specifics because it can't be done. Paying for their $X trillion in tax cuts would require slashing essential credits for families, homeowners, and students. According to independent experts, they'd have to raise taxes on middle-class families with kids by $X a year, just to give multi-millionaires a $X tax cut. There's only one way they can pay for these huge tax cuts without blowing up the deficit or raising taxes on the middle class: more deep cuts to investments in our future, like Head Start early childhood education, job-training programs, and housing. That's the math.

That's the real story, folks. The one Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are hoping seniors won't hear about before they go to the polls.

But you can do something about it. Please get the word out to your neighbors, your friends, your family. Make sure they see this video and know exactly what's at stake on Tuesday:

_[url] _

Joe

P.S. -- Forward this message to anyone you know who has questions about how the Romney-Ryan agenda would hurt seniors and the middle class, and make sure they get involved, too.

----- Time is running out to do the work it'll take to win. _Please donate to the Obama Victory Fund now. _

Paid for by Obama for America

Contributions or gifts to Obama for America are not tax deductible

Subject: Malarkey

From: info@barackobama.com

Sent: Nov. 3, 2012, 11:52 p.m.




Obama for America

With Election Day almost here, it's so important that folks like you get the word out about what a Romney-Ryan administration would mean for seniors.

If Paul Ryan and Mitt Romney had their way, they'd undo a century of progress on security for middle-class seniors -- they'd voucherize Medicare, slash Social Security benefits, and raise taxes on the middle class. It's no wonder they're hiding the details of their plans -- they just can't defend the indefensible. Like I said in my debate with Congressman Ryan: It's a bunch of malarkey.

I recorded a message that I'd like you to see and share with your friends, about how the Romney-Ryan agenda is the wrong choice for seniors.

_Please watch, and pass it on: _

You've seen it at the debates, folks -- Governor Romney and Congressman Ryan seem to hope no one's paying attention to the facts and the details. Just look at some of the claims they're making, and how extreme their agenda really is:

They've claimed that Obamacare cut $X billion from Medicare to spend on Obamacare. Fact is, the President's health care law eliminated unnecessary Medicare subsidies to insurance companies and other Medicare providers, cracking down on fraud and abuse. It does not cut funding for seniors' care -- not a single benefit. And savings in the law go straight back to you -- helping cover free preventive checkups and cancer screenings, close the doughnut hole, and keep Medicare solvent through 2024.

Then there's the Romney-Ryan plan to voucherize Medicare. Their plan would jeopardize the guaranteed benefits we've all paid into and leave a secure and healthy retirement up to the whims of insurance companies. They wouldn't admit it, of course, but their proposed changes could mean that current seniors would have to pay $X more on health care during their lifetimes -- and folks who are under 55 would be on the hook for up to $X more during their lifetimes.

They're also claiming their budget would cut taxes by 20 percent across the board, AND somehow reduce the deficit -- but the math just doesn't add up. When Congressman Ryan was asked point-blank why he and Governor Romney won't share with voters how they'd achieve this, the Congressman just kicked the can down the road, saying a Republican Congress could figure it out.

They don't have specifics because it can't be done. Paying for their $X trillion in tax cuts would require slashing essential credits for families, homeowners, and students. According to independent experts, they'd have to raise taxes on middle-class families with kids by $X a year, just to give multi-millionaires a $X tax cut. There's only one way they can pay for these huge tax cuts without blowing up the deficit or raising taxes on the middle class: more deep cuts to investments in our future, like Head Start early childhood education, job-training programs, and housing. That's the math.

That's the real story, folks. The one Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are hoping seniors won't hear about before they go to the polls.

But you can do something about it. Please get the word out to your neighbors, your friends, your family. Make sure they see this video and know exactly what's at stake on Tuesday:

_[url] _

Joe

P.S. -- Forward this message to anyone you know who has questions about how the Romney-Ryan agenda would hurt seniors and the middle class, and make sure they get involved, too.

----- Time is running out to do the work it'll take to win. _Please donate to the Obama Victory Fund now. _

Paid for by Obama for America

Contributions or gifts to Obama for America are not tax deductible