This decision can be used for political advantage with whites in exactly the same way that the president's recent decision on DREAMERS was used with regard to Latinos. White people will generally find the quality of their health care decreasing. White seniors will be told that the president took $500 billion from their Medicare and gave it instead to the beneficiaries of Obamacare.
Grievances will be whipped up and exploited just like the grievances of African Americans are exploited by Jesse Jackson and his ilk.
“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists to adapt the world to himself.
Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman
There are no cuts in Medicare benefits from the HC law and that 500 billion comes from PROVIDERS not beneficiaries. The HC bill actually STRENGTHENS Medicare, perhaps that is what you don't like.
Fact Checking the GOP debate: $500 billion in cuts to Medicare? - The Washington PostThe savings actually are wrung from health-care providers, not Medicare beneficiaries. These spending reductions presumably would be a good thing, since virtually everyone agrees that Medicare spending is out of control. In the House Republican budget, lawmakers repealed the Obama health care law but retained all but $10 billion of the nearly $500 billion in Medicare savings, suggesting the actual policies enacted to achieve these spending reductions were not that objectionable to GOP lawmakers.
The Obama health care law also raised Medicare payroll taxes by $113 billion over 10 years, further strengthening the program’s financial condition, according to the Congressional Budget Office. Since about half of the $500 billion stems from reduced outlays for Medicare hospitalization expenses, the payroll taxes and those reductions would add about $358 billion to Medicare trust fund balances.
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