Obama’s Claim of Medicare Benefit Cuts Suspect

Medicare has become a new focal point in the presidential campaign, with Democratic nominee Barack Obama accusing Republican John McCain of seeking “cuts in benefits, eligibility, or both.”

Elderly voters are sure to take notice of such statements being made in a 30-second television ad that the Obama campaign will air in some crucial swing states. Obama hit the same theme in a campaign appearance Friday in Virginia.

But Obama’s charge is built on a shaky foundation. The campaign’s evidence that McCain would make such cuts relies on a Wall Street Journal article where no specific cuts were mentioned.

By KEVIN FREKING, Associated Press

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