Category Archives: Medicare

That was quick: OFA already out with Romney-Ryan-Medicare ad

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(Video) ICYMI: Economist Jared Bernstein schools GOP wonder-genius Paul Ryan

Major big-ups to C&L for pointing me to this clip from CNBC Monday. It’s a wonk’s paradise when you can hear an actual economist debate the right’s ideological boy-wonder, Paul Ryan, on trickle-down economics and vouchercare. Watch: And you know … Continue reading

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Filed for future reference: the 40 Senators who voted for vouchercare **UPDATE: Krauthammer warns GOP

You’ll be seeing this list a lot, I suspect, as we head into 2012. Hell, you’ll probably see it in 2014, too.

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Remainders: RINO hunting, the right digs in, and the Senate vouchercare vote

If you want to get a peek inside the Republican psyche heading into 2012, you have to go to the source.

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(Video) GA Republican: seniors who need medical care should fend for themselves … or leave the U.S.

Steve Benen puts it about as well as it can be put: its one thing when Democrats and President Obama say Republicans want to tell Americans they’re on their own; “what’s interesting, though, is when congressional Republican effectively respond, “Damn … Continue reading

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Well that should fix it: after angry Medicare town halls, West touts award from right wing ‘seniors’ front group

GOP freshmen are not having a good spring. Ever since they voted to end Medicare, their constituents have been mad at them. They’ve tried convincing them at town halls, and even begging Democrats, up to and including the president, to … Continue reading

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GOP freshmen write the president: stop making us defend our vote to kill Medicare!

House GOP frosh aren’t enjoying the aftermath of their vote to deep six Medicare. Now, they’re asking the president to throw them a lifeline.

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The GOP blinks on Vouchercare … or do they? **UPDATED**

Republicans may be rethinking those “draft Ryan in 2012″ plans, in light of their walk … no, their run-back on his Medicare voucher scheme.

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Allen West: ‘Medicare as it is now will destroy America’

Allen West defends his vote to replace Medicare with vouchers at yet another town hall, this time admitting how he really feels about the program that’s so important to his Palm Beach constituents.

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(Video) What a Libertarian believes: Ron Paul would ‘transition America out’ of Medicare, Social Security

And according to Rep. Paul, who has had his salary and healthcare paid by the American taxpayer since 1976, the young people would LOVE IT. Watch: Oh, and by the way, for my progressive friends, you wanna know who else … Continue reading

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