May 252011

Forty Republicans in the United States Senate voted today in favor of the Ryan budget plan. They voted to end Medicare. The only Republicans to vote against ending Medicare were Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe of Maine, Scott Brown of Massachusetts, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Rand Paul of Kentucky. Sens. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Pat Roberts (R-KS), and Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX) did not vote. The Snowe and Brown votes were most likely influenced by the fact that they are both up for reelection next year. Paul voted no because he didn’t believe the spending cuts in the Ryan plan were deep enough.

Remember that, folks. Forty Republican Senators voted today to end Medicare. They are sure to put some sort of spin on this vote to make it seem more palatable, but the simple fact is that forty Republican Senators voted today to end Medicare.

Last month, all but four Republicans in the House of Representatives also voted to end the medical insurance plan that is keeping so many of our senior citizens alive and well today.

Remember all their talk of “pulling the plug on Grandma” in the campaign of 2010? Who’s hands are pulling on that plug now?

P.S. The Senate also voted on the Obama budget plan that was presented in February. It failed 0 to 97. Nobody voted for it because it has since been superseded by new plans from the White House and is therefore outdated. The vote on it was simply procedural and a means to get it off the calendar.

  One Response to “Republicans vote to end Medicare”

  1. You know what this current crowd of GOP liars want is to turn the United Sates into China, where only a few giant corporations run things, they own the factories, that apartments, the grocery stores, the gas stations, the newspaper and magazine publications, the radio stations, the television stations and you pay them and they get all the benefits, and if you do not like it go jump off cliff. Well some Chinese workers seeing that as individuals that they cannot progress have done just that by committing suicide. The current crowd of GOP liars want to abolish Medicare from the elderly, they want to abolish a woman’s right to choose and have control over her own body, they want to abolish collective bargaining rights, and on top of it all they want to blame the middle class and public sector workers for a recession that they created, while their beloved “Fat cats” continue to pay themselves exorbitant salaries, bonuses, fringe benefits. Yes this is the GOP “Radical Right-Wing Social Engineering” that they dream about. New York was the beginning but the next will be Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin and later the other states of our nation. The GOP real failed so all the can do is double down and try to save some face, the retirees will finish them off if they keep it up.

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