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Role reversal on Medicare scare tactics

For years, Democrats wrongly portrayed GOP proposals to curb the growth of Medicare as attempts to kick medicine out of Granny's hand. Now the roles have reversed, and Republicans are falsely accusing Democrats of cutting Medicare benefits as part of the health care reform proposals. Some may cheer this role reversal as "turnabout is fair play." But it shows how both parties are willing to scare seniors in order to score political points. No wonder it is so difficult to reform entitlement programs.