Marco Rubio: Why We Must Save Medicare


There are some Republicans who have cringed before the fearful political challenge of defending the Medicare reforms in Paul Ryan’s “Path to Prosperity” budget.  Senator Marco Rubio of Florida is not one of them.

Rubio published a strong editorial in the Miami Herald on the subject yesterday, and followed up with a short video presentation elaborating on the same themes:

I continue to be surprised that anyone thinks defending the Ryan proposals is complicated.  Rubio lays out a simple and powerful case in this editorial. 

 “We need to save Medicare, not simply delay its bankruptcy,” he declares.  “We need it to survive for my generation, and my children’s generation.  But Medicare is going bankrupt.  Anyone who says it is not is simply lying.  And anyone who is in favor of doing nothing to deal with this fact is in favor of bankrupting it.”

That’s what it all boils down to.  Instead of fretting about how they’ll defend Republican ideas for reform, our candidates should spend a little time thinking about how they’ll make Democrats defend lies and bankruptcy.  They can call Marco Rubio if they need a little coaching.