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Romney Pledges to Restore Medicare Funding Obama Cut

In an interview this morning, Mitt Romney emphasized his willingness to return the $716 billion in Medicare funding that Barack Obama had used to fund Obamacare.

“And my campaign has made it very clear: the president’s cuts of $716 billion to Medicare, those cuts are going to be restored if I become president and Paul Ryan becomes vice president,” Romney told CBS This Morning. “The president, when he was campaigning in Denver, Colorado, four years ago, said that Medicare was on a pathway to become bankrupt. And yet, he’s taking $716 billion from the Medicare trust fund to finance Obamacare, a new risky federal takeover of health care.”

“My commitment is, if I become president, I’m going to restore that $716 billion to the Medicare trust fund, so that current seniors can know that trust fund is not being raided and we’re going to make sure and get Medicare on track to be solvent long-term on a permanent basis,” he added.

Speaking of Obama, Romney also said that he was “running just to hang onto power.” 

Katrina TrinkoKatrina Trinko is a political reporter for National Review. Trinko is also a member of USA TODAY’S Board of Contributors, and her work has been published in various media outlets ...

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