His role a limited one, with Congress, the president and more involved
Says U.S. Senate rival Tommy Thompson ran Medicare "into the ground" and "nine years closer to bankruptcy."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Friday, October 26th, 2012
Plan cited is silent on how to make Social Security solvent
Says U.S. Senate candidate Tommy Thompson supports a plan for "privatizing Social Security."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Wednesday, October 24th, 2012
Earlier ad said “cut”: that’s way closer to the truth
Says Tammy Baldwin "voted to gut Medicare for seniors."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Sunday, October 21st, 2012
Speculation without evidence
Says Tammy Baldwin supports a law "in which government will take over your decisions on medicine, on doctors and on hospitals."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Wednesday, October 10th, 2012
Says the "public option" considered in the health care law backed by U.S. Senate candidate Tammy Baldwin was "wildly unpopular."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Monday, October 1st, 2012
Misleading on several fronts
Says "if we do nothing and continue to let Obamacare siphon off that $700 billion dollars off the top of it, Medicare goes away in less than 10 years -- certain accounts of it -- and it just falls apart at the seams."
— Politifact New Jersey on Thursday, September 20th, 2012
Speculation at best
The "Health Care Compact bill would end Medicare's guaranteed benefit for Tennessee's Medicare recipients and shift management of the federal health care plan to the state's TennCare program."
— Politifact Tennessee on Friday, September 7th, 2012
Final bills got significant GOP support
When Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid were created, "Republicans stood on the sidelines"
— Politifact National on Thursday, September 6th, 2012
Where’s the proof?
"(Brendan) Doherty wants to raise the eligibility age for Social Security benefits for anyone born after 1960, with no regard for the challenges it would cause for people working in physically demanding occupations."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Wednesday, August 15th, 2012
Another alarm sounded to scare seniors
In 2010, Betty Sutton "voted to destroy Medicare."
— Politifact Ohio on Friday, August 3rd, 2012
Study's author begs to differ
A study showed that President Barack Obama’s health-care reforms will "devastate Wisconsin" by pushing people off employer-sponsored insurance, driving up premiums, increasing dependency and making 122,000 people ineligible for Medicaid.
— Politifact Wisconsin on Sunday, July 29th, 2012
Tim Kaine urged "$500 billion in Medicare cuts."
— Politifact Virginia on Wednesday, June 20th, 2012
‘Gone’? Not at all
Says "as we sit right now, Medicare, if we do nothing, will be gone in eight years, if we do nothing to it."
— Politifact New Jersey on Sunday, May 20th, 2012
Diagnosis on this health care claim remains the same
Jim Renacci "voted repeatedly to end Medicare."
— Politifact Ohio on Friday, May 11th, 2012
Health care law doesn't 'cut' Medicare
Says Barack Obama "is the only president to ever cut $500 billion from Medicare."
— Politifact National on Wednesday, April 4th, 2012
Overstates case to forecast doom and gloom
"Medicare will be bankrupt in nine years."
— Politifact Ohio on Thursday, March 29th, 2012
At most it would be 60 percent
After President Barack Obama’s health care law takes full effect, "100 percent" of Americans will "depend on some form of federal payment, some form of government benefit to help provide for them."
— Politifact National on Thursday, March 8th, 2012
Debunked yet again
"The Republicans just voted last year to end Medicare."
— Politifact New Jersey on Sunday, February 19th, 2012
Other presidents cut benefits - and Obama hasn't
"Only one president has ever cut Medicare for seniors in this country . . . Barack Obama."
— Politifact National on Monday, December 12th, 2011
President Obama plans to "impose a tax of at least 23 percent on the Medicare prescription drug benefit for low-income beneficiaries."
— Politifact Texas on Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011