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Mitt Attacks Obama for Medicare Cuts

The argument over the federal budget and health care spending continues, except now, it seems, the script has been flipped. A new Romney campaign ad flashes back to 2008, when then-presidential candidate Barack Obama attacked his opponent, John McCain, for proposing cuts to Medicare. As president, Obama enacted similar cuts which are now the target of attacks from current Republican challenger Mitt Romney. In a strange twist, Mitt—whose choice for running mate is the author of an controversial budget plan based on overhauling Medicare and Medicaid—told voters in Florida Monday that President Obama's Medicare cuts (the same ones he attacked in 2008) are "not the right answer. We need to make sure we can preserve and protect Medicare."