The republicans love defending their current push to privatize and essentially end medicare as we know it. One of the way they have been doing this is by repeating their talking points over and over. They want people to remember that :
1) it will not affect anyone who is currently 55 years of age or older (an obvious gift to the Tea Party)!
2)Medicare is going broke anyway so what do you care what the GOP does with it?
Here's a reasonable fascimile of Paul Ryan apparently acting out his medicare solution.