Obamacare ‘robbed’ Medicare of $700B, says Huckabee

(By – Linda Qiu, www.politifact.com)

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee accused “illegals, prostitutes, pimps, (and) drug dealers” of freeloading off the Social Security system during the Aug. 6 GOP primary debate. Huckabee’s provocative comment concluded a wonkish back-and-forth between him and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie about entitlement reform. Christie defended his plan to raise the retirement age and change benefits for Social Security and Medicare, but Huckabee stressed that Uncle Sam was to blame.”If Congress wants to mess with the retirement program, why don’t we let them start by changing their retirement program, and not have one, instead of talking about getting rid of Social Security and Medicare that was robbed $700 billion to pay for Obamacare?” Huckabee said. Read more…


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