As for entitlement programs, Democrats are shamelessly lying to seniors in an attempt to scare them. Romney and vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan are the ones playing it straight here.
Each generation pays for its parents' Social Security and Medicare benefits, and that would not change. The Ryan plan would not affect current retirees at all, nor would it affect those those nearing retirement.
Romney and Ryan would, however, redesign the programs so younger generations will be able to benefit from them as well. And they would pursue the economic growth Americans need to make the transition.
Democrats are trying to save their own jobs.
Republicans are trying to save the country.