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Michael Scherer:

The Obama Campaign Claims Ownership of Truth: the Romney campaign has outdone the Obama deceptions by shaping its central message around two distortions: The notion that Obama cut Medicare to deprive current seniors benefits, and the idea that Obama wants to do away with the work requirement for welfare. In fact, Obama’s cuts to Medicare were cost savings with bipartisan support, including support from Ryan, that eliminated a private insurance option for Medicare that was widely seen as wasteful. The Obama waiver for welfare, in the meantime, does not do away with the work requirement for the program. Instead, the Obama waiver requires states to show improvements in work placement.

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