Retirees Boo Paul Ryan as He Slams ObamaCare
AARP members pounce on vice-presidential candidate
By Neal Colgrass, Newser Staff
Posted Sep 21, 2012 3:25 PM CDT
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(Newser) – Paul Ryan evoked boos and jeers from an audience of retirees in New Orleans today when he promised to repeal ObamaCare—but he continued his argument apparently unfazed, Raw Story reports. "The first step to a stronger Medicare is to repeal ObamaCare," said Ryan at a meeting of the American Association of Retired Persons, where people reacted by booing and shouting, "No!" Ryan said he "had a feeling there would be mixed reaction,” and went on to claim that ObamaCare would drain Medicare of $716 billion and put seniors at risk. But that only elicited more boos and cries.

On a happier note, he earned applause when he talked about his family and mentioned that his 78-year-old mother, Betty Douglas, was in attendance, the Washington Post reports. Ryan's speech was round two of a debate that began earlier in the day when President Obama addressed the crowd by video, reports CNN. "Contrary to what you've heard and what you may hear from subsequent speakers, ObamaCare actually strengthened Medicare," said Obama, who called the $716-billion-cut claim "simply untrue."

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USLady
Sep 23, 2012 6:07 PM CDT
There is a serious problem with people believing Obamas lies,Obamacare is not for this country,let me say this,Obama created the problem,and then turned around and used it in this way to place his agenda in tack,i know it is hard for some to understand.There really was no problem with our healthcare system,this was only what he wanted to use,Because if he gets you where he wants you with your health,he can control your medication,your doctors,even what you take,and as the bill states,have control of your end of life treatment.Anyone who wants Obamacare does not know the facts,I do,i downloaded the whole bill.which is over 2000 pages.It is garbage! and it is against what this country stands for being free and making our own choices.Deceivers always try to make something seem good..to trick you.they lie to you! wake up! Obama is a traitor! to America.
Imhotep
Sep 22, 2012 9:04 AM CDT
New Orleans ? That audience is predomantly black. Notice how they don't show you the audience. Their voting for Obama and their 95% Democrats. Why is Ryan wasting his time on them ? He's talking to the walls. Who's the idiot that scheduled that appearance ? No wonder he was booed.
HORSEMANIII
Sep 22, 2012 8:59 AM CDT
PLEASE, don't let King B. Hussein " brainwash you " !!! Congressman Ryan is a fine moral and good American and for sure a LOT better than Joe Biden :-)