On Special Report, Charles Krauthammer weighs in on the Medicare debate in the 2012 Presidential race.
Charles Krauthammer: I think the Democrats are discovering that they stepped on a land mine with Medicare. The fact is that Medicare was raided for Obamacare and here’s why. This isn’t even a wee issue. The Obama administration had to show — because it kept arguing that this is not going to cost anybody anything, this will be revenue neutral. It’s not going to add to the budget deficit. Remember that was the mantra for a year and a half. So they had to get half a [trillion] dollars from somewhere. That’s why they made the cuts in Medicare in order to be able to say in the bill, in the Obamacare bill itself, you take that money, you put it in Obamacare, it pays for itself, thus it’s revenue neutral. This is not a fable, it’s not a fiction, it was the heart of the debate.