Kevin Madden, senior advisor to Romney campaign, has defended Republican vice president candidate Paul Ryan for his recent comments about President Barack Obama.
It may be noted here that Ryan, R-Wis., had accused President Obama of raiding Medicare to pay for “Obamacare.”
In a recent interview with This Week, Madden said Obama actually weakened Medicare.
Speaking on the topic, Madden said, “What President Obama did actually weaken Medicare. It takes $700 billion out of it and uses it to spend on a new entitlement, which is part of Obamacare.”
He further said that what Romney-Ryan did actually restored those cuts, and put it back into Medicare with an aim to make it more solvent.
During their campaign, Romney and Ryan repeatedly said that Obama cut %716 billion from Medicare to pay for Affordable Care Act. They also claimed that they would restore those cuts.
On the other hand, the Obama administration argued that the Medicare cuts were made to slash waste, fraud and abuse of money, and that the administration made cuts to payments to hospitals, and not Medicare services to seniors.