Presumed Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s selection of
U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin) as his running mate has propelled the popular
Medicare program into the center of the nationally-watched 17th congressional district race between U.S. Rep. Bobby Schilling (R-Colona) and Democratic challenger Cheri Bustos of Moline.
Bustos has latched onto a theme of President Barack Obama’s re-election
campaign: The Ryan plan will cost Medicare beneficiaries $6,400 a
year. Meanwhile, Schilling is proclaiming that the Affordable Care Act (ACA), not
Ryan’s plan, will actually cut Medicare spending.
According to Politifact.com, a Web site that fact checks politician’s statements, the Bustos claims are closer to the truth. Read more »