“It Ain’t Right”

Clearly the Romney campaign isn’t shrinking from the Medicare fight:

A television advertisement released by Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign on the eve of the GOP convention is the fifth in the past two weeks focused on Medicare, the health care entitlement program for seniors. President Barack Obama and Romney have sparred over their plans for the program in a series of ads – primarily from the Republican challenger – and on the campaign trail. Like the other spots, this ad includes a claim that, “As president, Barack Obama cut $700 billion from Medicare to pay for Obamacare.”

The claim cites a report from the Congressional Budget Office that shows repeal of the president’s health care law would mean an additional $716 billion in spending on the program. Romney and other Republicans have argued that the health reform law therefore cut $716 billion from Medicare.

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