Paul Ryan, 60 Plus Defend Medicare Phase Out Plan In New Ad (VIDEO)

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The 60 Plus Association — a well-moneyed group that advocates for conservative safety net policies — is running a new ad, starring House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI), to defend the GOP plan to phase out Medicare and replace it with private insurance.

“The Democrats and Obama are destroying Medicare,” said Jim Martin, chairman of the 60 Plus Association in a prepared statement, before pivoting unironically. “It’s time to put an end to their ‘mediscare’ tactics.”The $1.4 million ad buy begins June 17 on national cable channels and in broadcast markets in Ohio and Florida. The group runs through the standard GOP defense of its plan, many points of which we refuted here.

Watch it below:

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