Paul Ryan gave a speech at AARP’s annual conference in New Orleans yesterday where he was booed by the audience for pledging to repeal "Obamacare."
Paul received backlash from the crowd as he told them:
“The first step to a stronger Medicare is to repeal Obamacare, because it represents the worst of both worlds: It weakens Medicare for today's seniors and puts it at risk for the next generation.”
As he tried to redeem himself with the crowd, the boos only became worse as he said:
“The money wasn't walled off to stay in Medicare. Instead, the law turned Medicare into a piggy bank for Obamacare..”
He tried to plead to the crowd:
“You don't have to take my word for it, you don't have to take my word for it.”
However the politician was not boo-ed througout his entire speech. He received applause when he discussed his criticism for the health care law’s “unelected bureaucrats,” which appeared to be a reference to the Independent Payment Advisory Board, a cost-control board with limited power that cannot specifically "ration" coverage by law.
It appears the event was full of mixed reactions. Huffington Post reports:
While attacking President Barack Obama on social security, Ryan also was met with a mixture of boos and applause. "Time and again, this president has ducked the tough issues. He's put his own job security over your retirement security," he said. "Of course, he said he'd be willing to work with Republicans, but he has not moved an inch closer to common ground." The audience booed. "When it comes to bipartisanship, it's easy to talk the talk, but there is only one man running for president this year who has actually walked the walk. And that man is Mitt Romney."
Check out the crowd's reaction to Ryan's words in the video above.
SOURCE: Huffington Post