May 17, 2011 Gingrich Slams Paul Ryan Plan on NBC’s Meet the Press with David Gregory and said “I don’t think right wing social engineering is any more desirable than left wing social engineering”.
In this interview on Sunday’s Meet The Press Gingrich outraged most Republicans :
“I don’t think imposing radical change from the right or the left is a very good way for a free society to operate”.
“I think we need a national conversation to get to a better medicare system with more choices for seniors“.
Gingrich then went on to cover the costs of medicare fraud which would be a huge savings in billions of dollars to crooked claims from both consumers and corporations like Rick Scott’s and also pharmaceutical companies that bill large phony charges on drugs to the government.
On Paul Ryan’s Plan: “I think that is too big a jump, I think what you want to have a system where people voluntarily migrate to better outcomes, better solutions, better options, not one where you suddenly impose upon – I don’t want -I’m against Obama care which is imposing radical change and I am going to be against a conservative imposing radical change”.
The statements have not only put Paul Ryan on notice that his plan is not being supported by conservatives, the elderly who vote in greater numbers and who will fight any cuts to medicare at the voters box.
The Ryan Plan guts the entire system and nearly phases out medicare without considering the economic implications to seniors. Seniors will not vote Republican in 2012 if the radical changes mean less care and fewer options to extremely important life saving services.
NBC -if it’s Sunday, it’s Meet the Press