To destroy Medicare, do it incrementally, dividing the recipients, then pitting them against each other so they destroy the program out of self-interest.
First complain about the deficits, saying, "They're destroying our children's future. To solve this we must cut Medicare." But I'd leave the current Medicare recipients and newcomer benefits as they are. Those 55 or younger would get only a third of the benefit as a voucher. This triples their Medicare payment. If I were 55, my benefits would go from $4,260 to $12,780 a year double it to include my wife. Thus those 55 and under will not be able to afford Medicare. Think of all the tax dollars we'll save.
This is what Paul Ryan and the tea party have passed in the House. Ryan's proposal doesn't pay off any deficits. Ryan's $500 billion a year saving is used to fund a tax cut largely benefiting the wealthiest 2 percent. Since they're buying this election, it's only fair.