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Paul Ryan In 1995: Slowing The Medicare Growth Rate Isn't A Cut

One of Mitt Romney's top attacks on President Obama is that he cut Medicare by $500 billion when he slowed the rate of growth for the program over the next ten years in ObamaCare. But two videos posted by the Democratic SuperPAC American Bridge of his new running mate in 1995 as a Senate staffer on C-SPAN's Washington Journal seem to undermine Romney's definition of Obama cutting Medicare. In the two videos Ryan argues that Republican's slowing the growth rate isn't cutting money from the program.

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Andrew Kaczynski is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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