Everyday TV ads bombard us with lies from the Mitt Romney campaign.
There is the well-documented lie about President Barack Obama cutting medicare by $716 billion, when in fact it is projected savings.
There is the well-documented lie about Obama discontinuing the work requirement for folks on welfare, when in fact he was giving Republican governors the flexibility they requested.
There is the constant lie about Social Security going bankrupt, and therefore we need to privatize it, when in fact what is really happening is the Republicans want to get their hands on all that money in order to pad their bank accounts.
Then recently Paul Ryan resurrects the well-documented death panel lie that Sarah Palin used so often. This last one just amazes me. It seems to come about because the new health care law establishes something called The Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB). This supposedly is the "death panel" so feared. But note the major adjective in the title - advisory. That's right, its job is to advise, i. e., to recommend medicare cost savings.
I understand that many seniors are uncertain about the new law and any changes with Medicare, but to lie about what this panel is and to hype that uncertainty is unconscionable. That is what Ryan is doing, and I can prove it. Just read page 409 of the new law and you will find that the IPAB " shall not include any recommendation to ration health care."
You have to wonder what the Republican candidates have to offer if all they can do is lie about what Obama has done.
Michael Cash, Fort Valley