Fresh from lodging unsubstantiated charges against Mitt Romney, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) is slinging mud once again, accusing Romney’s newly minted running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.), of being a “radical” who wants to “destroy” Medicare.
Reid’s latest attack was included in an email sent Saturday to raise money for the Senate Democrats’ political arm, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. Reid wrote:
By choosing Paul Ryan as his running mate, Mitt just made the most radical choice possible.
Paul Ryan is the Tea Party’s darling and architect of the GOP’s plan to destroy Medicare. And while dismantling the nation’s social safety net, he will give even more tax breaks to millionaires and billionaires like Mitt Romney.
Reid adds that, “We need your help to stop them,” asking for a $5 donation to the DSCC.
Ryan’s Medicare reform plan would change Medicare, though the option for seniors to choose the traditional Medicare systems would be maintained. Reid is clearly suggesting that Ryan wants to eliminate guaranteed health care for seniors, which is untrue.
Reid late last month said a “credible source” had told him that Romney had failed to pay taxes for ten years. Reid has never identified the source nor provided any evidence to substantiate the charge.