Candidates running for election who love to use fear mongering and scare tactics to persuade voters are usually hiding their incompetency. This election cycle is no exception, and it has never been more apparent than when it comes to debating the issue of Medicare.

President Barack Obama and the Democrats on Capitol Hill are constantly telling Americans that Republicans want to “End Medicare as we know it.” However, just by saying it does not make it true.

Republicans understand that America has a responsibility to its seniors to preserve and protect Medicare and we are committed to our future generations of Americans.

What seems to get lost in the scare tactics is the simple undeniable truth that Medicare is on a pathway to bankruptcy. The Social Security and Medicare Boards of Trustees report has these programs going “belly up” in 2024 and 2033 respectively.