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RNC's Priebus: Obama Has "Blood On His Hands" For Destroying Medicare

DAVID GREGORY: Hold on. I have to stop you, though, because what did you just say about healthcare? The knock on the president's healthcare plan is that it cut Medicare spending for seniors. What does Paul Ryan want to do? What did he propose in his budget? Which is to change Medicare as we know it.

That's an objective fact because he would change it from how it now operates as a pay-for-service into a premium support, is what he calls it. Other people call it a voucher. You give seniors a certain amount of money and then they have to get exposed to the private market. That's a fact about what he believes. In addition to the fact that on the general budget he certainly wants to cut federal spending way back. That would hurt the social safety net. All of those are facts, are they not?

REINCE PRIEBUS: David, if we do nothing and if we go down the road that this president wants to go down and these Democrats, Medicare will be changed forever as we know it. It'll be bankrupt by 2024. Medicare is going broke. Every person in America watching this now knows that that's true. This president stole. He didn't cut Medicare. He stole $700 billion from Medicare to fund Obamacare. If any person in this entire debate has blood on their hands in regard to Medicare, it's Barack Obama. He's the one that's destroying Medicare.

We are the ones that are offering solutions as to how to, number one, preserve Medicare for seniors that are at or near retirement, and, number two, figure out a way the make sure that for future generations-- we're talking about if you're 54 or younger, how to save Medicare and Social Security.

Now these plans, Mitt Romney's plan, Paul Ryan's plan, this is a blessing to our country that we have people that are willing to have tough, serious debates about these issues, as opposed to a president who does a lot of talking. He loves the sound of his own voice. But he not only offers nothing, he makes everything worse.

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