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This morning, Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan insinuated that a throng of Democrats supported the GOP plan to end the Medicare guarantee and increase costs for seniors but were “too afraid at this time to come forward“: [Chairman Ryan] said … Continue reading

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Medicare and Social Security are bedrock promises we have made to our seniors but Republicans appear to be determined to end the Medicare guarantee for seniors and increase their health care costs. Last year, House Republicans voted to end the … Continue reading

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Last year, House Republicans voted to increase costs for our seniors and end the Medicare guarantee. The American people spoke out loud and clear against this dangerous plan, but the GOP hasn’t given up on their quest: ABC News – … Continue reading

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Yesterday, Speaker Boehner continued to spin the facts on the payroll tax cut: Speaker Boehner: “The concern about the payroll tax cut is this: is that we’re taking money out of the Social Security trust fund.” [12/7] Perhaps the Speaker … Continue reading

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To: Those Interested In Facts  Fr: Democratic Leader’s Press Office Dt: November 21, 2011 Re: Setting the Record Straight on the Supercommittee – Democrats Supported Big, Bold, Balanced Plan; GOP Supported Grover Norquist’s ‘Protect the One Percent’ Pledge   Over … Continue reading

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Today the House will be voting on a Republican bill (H.J.Res. 2) to amend the constitution with a “Balanced Budget Amendment” (BBA) which which would destroy jobs, drastically cut Medicare and Social Security, and give federal judges power to raise … Continue reading

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A warning to America’s seniors and working families: top Republicans are still trying to privatize Social Security. Yesterday, GOP Budget Chairman Paul Ryan – author of the GOP budget that ends Medicare and increases health costs for seniors – admitted … Continue reading

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Next year, Medicare Advantage premiums will be 4% lower and Medicare Advantage plans project enrollment will increase 10%–Secretary Kathleen Sebelius: Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, Medicare is stronger than ever. On average, Medicare Advantage premiums will go down next … Continue reading

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Another day, another GOP Rep. calling for an end to Medicare. On the heels of yesterday’s news that House GOP Rep. Todd Akin questions the constitutionality of Medicare is today’s report that GOP freshman Joe Walsh stood before a classroom … Continue reading

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This weekend, Republican congressman Todd Akin – representing Missouri’s 2nd Congressional District, home to 102,000 Medicare beneficiaries – told a gathering of Tea Party activists that he isn’t “too comfortable” with Medicare and questioned its constitutionality: Asked about the remarks … Continue reading

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