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Old 05-12-2011, 01:59 AM
 
Location: California
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Lightbulb Republicans don't want to take responsibility for ending Medicare

House Republicans voted for a GOP budget that:

Ends Medicare as we know it.

Forces seniors to pay over $6,000 more a year.

Requires a 54-year-old today to save an additional $182,000 in his or her retirement account, or $250 a week, just to pay the costs of the plan.


41 Republican freshmen, elected with the support of the Tea Party and begged President Obama to let their plans stay secret. You defended your vote just two weeks ago, but you didnít like what you got back from your constituents. Now, itís time to take responsibility for your actions.
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Old 05-12-2011, 03:28 AM
 
Location: Unperson Everyman Land
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Originally Posted by Kerby W-R View Post
House Republicans voted for a GOP budget that:

Ends Medicare as we know it.

Forces seniors to pay over $6,000 more a year.

Requires a 54-year-old today to save an additional $182,000 in his or her retirement account, or $250 a week, just to pay the costs of the plan.


41 Republican freshmen, elected with the support of the Tea Party and begged President Obama to let their plans stay secret. You defended your vote just two weeks ago, but you didnít like what you got back from your constituents. Now, itís time to take responsibility for your actions.


as though...

Altogether, ObamaCare cuts $818 billion from Medicare Part A (hospital insurance) from 2014-2023, the first 10 years of its full implementation, and $3.2 trillion over the first 20 years, 2014-2033. Adding in ObamaCare cuts for Medicare Part B (physicians fees and other services) brings the total cut to $1.05 trillion over the first 10 years and $4.95 trillion over the first 20 years.

Peter Ferrara and Larry Hunter: How ObamaCare Guts Medicare - WSJ.com
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Old 05-12-2011, 03:31 AM
 
Location: Columbus
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Originally Posted by Kerby W-R View Post
House Republicans voted for a GOP budget that:

Ends Medicare as we know it.

Forces seniors to pay over $6,000 more a year.

Requires a 54-year-old today to save an additional $182,000 in his or her retirement account, or $250 a week, just to pay the costs of the plan.


41 Republican freshmen, elected with the support of the Tea Party and begged President Obama to let their plans stay secret. You defended your vote just two weeks ago, but you didnít like what you got back from your constituents. Now, itís time to take responsibility for your actions.
BS.

Congressional votes are matter of public record.

No one votes and then begs the President to keep their plans secret. The President is not a member of Congress and has no say in what or when Congress votes. None.
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Old 05-12-2011, 03:35 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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Do you have anything constructive to post about any topic, ever?
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Old 05-13-2011, 02:36 AM
 
Location: California
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They are getting lambasted back home for their vote on the Ryan bill to destroy Medicare. They want the Democrats to stop reminding the voters about their votes. They are now asking President Obama to intervene.

Why did they not think of that before they cast their vote. They let their weasel leadership twist their arms into voting for that piece of crap and now they are sorry. Well, votes have consequences. If they are so weak and dependent, perhaps they shouldn't be in Congress in the first place. We need people that are able to think for themselves, not puppets for their Party.
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Old 05-13-2011, 12:07 PM
 
Location: California
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Crickets...
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Old 05-13-2011, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Hoboken
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They are getting lambasted back home for their vote on the Ryan bill to destroy Medicare. They want the Democrats to stop reminding the voters about their votes. They are now asking President Obama to intervene.

Why did they not think of that before they cast their vote. They let their weasel leadership twist their arms into voting for that piece of crap and now they are sorry. Well, votes have consequences. If they are so weak and dependent, perhaps they shouldn't be in Congress in the first place. We need people that are able to think for themselves, not puppets for their Party.
Look, the adults are running the house if the Dems want to score political points by trying to use this as a political issue they will suffer for it. The American people all know Social Security and Medicare as they are currently constituted are unsustainable.

John Cogan: The Millionaire Retirees Next Door - WSJ.com

"According to my calculations based on government data, such married couples will begin receiving monthly Social Security checks that will, on average, total about $550,000 after inflation. They will receive health-care services paid for by Medicare that, on average, will total another $450,000 after inflation. The benefactors will be a generation of younger workers who are trying to support themselves and their families while paying taxes to finance the rest of government spending."
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Old 05-13-2011, 12:16 PM
 
Location: Sale Creek, TN
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They are getting lambasted back home for their vote on the Ryan bill to destroy Medicare. They want the Democrats to stop reminding the voters about their votes. They are now asking President Obama to intervene.

Why did they not think of that before they cast their vote. They let their weasel leadership twist their arms into voting for that piece of crap and now they are sorry. Well, votes have consequences. If they are so weak and dependent, perhaps they shouldn't be in Congress in the first place. We need people that are able to think for themselves, not puppets for their Party.
Maybe they had to pass it to find out what was in it? Sound familiar?
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Old 05-13-2011, 12:18 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Originally Posted by Kerby W-R View Post
They are getting lambasted back home for their vote on the Ryan bill to destroy Medicare. They want the Democrats to stop reminding the voters about their votes. They are now asking President Obama to intervene.

Why did they not think of that before they cast their vote. They let their weasel leadership twist their arms into voting for that piece of crap and now they are sorry. Well, votes have consequences. If they are so weak and dependent, perhaps they shouldn't be in Congress in the first place. We need people that are able to think for themselves, not puppets for their Party.
Well then you're going to need to move to another country to find that because it doesn't exist here in the US.
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Old 05-13-2011, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Maybe they had to pass it to find out what was in it? Sound familiar?
These would be the same folks who were using THAT rhetoric leading to 2010 elections, and won mostly on it.
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