Romney Lining Up With Ryan’s Medicare Plan As His Health Law Assertions Are Tested
Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney is aligning himself with Rep. Paul Ryan's plan to slow the grow of Medicare. In the meantime, The Washington Post assesses Romney's assertions on Democrats' health care law.
The Wall Street Journal: Romney Embraces Hill GOP
The moves by Mr. Romney defy fears among some conservatives that he would tack to the center after clinching enough delegates for the Republican presidential nomination. Instead, Mr. Romney is identifying himself with Mr. Ryan's plans to rein in the size and scope of government -- and he appears to be shrugging off the political risks of embracing its measures to curb the growth of Medicare and other safety-net programs (Hook, 6/17).
The Washington Post’s Fact Checker: Does Romney's Assessment Of The Economic Impact Of Obama's Health Care Law Hold Up?
FactCheck.org then weighed in when Romney had tweaked the language somewhat, but it also found it wanting, saying it was "a pure partisan fantasy" and "patently false and misleading." With such harsh reviews, one would think that Romney might drop the assertion from his speeches. But now, a new iteration has appeared, so we will examine it (Kessler, 6/16).