Looks like people are catching on to ultra right wing Republican rep. Paul Ryan’s plan to euthanize elder American’s.
Republican Death Panels are actively plotting to kill off senior citizens by ending Medicare while enriching their ultra wealthy elite corporate donors by stealing the money from Medicare and mandating giving it to the wealthy corporate elite..
From Raw Story:http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/05/06/obama-health-secretary-seniors-may-die-sooner-under-gop-medicare-plan/
By Sahil Kapur
Friday, May 6th, 2011
WASHINGTON – U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius offered a pointed assessment Thursday of the Republican Medicare plan.
“If you run out of the government voucher and then you run out of your own money, you’re left to scrape together charity care, go without care, die sooner,” Sebelius said during a committee hearing, according to Politico. “There really aren’t a lot of options.”
Seniors, she explained, “will run out of money very quickly” under the House-approved GOP budget blueprint that replaces Medicare with a system of subsidies to buy private insurance.
The value of the subsidies would rise annually at a slower rate than health care costs tend to grow.
Divisions have emerged within the GOP over the plan, drafted by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), and key Republicans admitted in recent days that it may not be politically feasible.
President Barack Obama and Democrats strongly oppose the proposal.
But it looks like the American people are finally waking up to the class warfare the republi-Nazis have been waging on them.
Some things like killing senior citizens are just too much for the right wing media noise machine to peddle to people no matter how brain washed they are.
New York GOP Candidate Watches Lead Evaporate After Defending Ryan’s Plan To End Medicare
From Think Progress: http://thinkprogress.org/2011/05/06/ny-26-gop-hurt-by-ryan-budget/
By Tanya Somanader
May 6th, 2011
The embarrassing manner of “Craiglist Congressman” Christopher Lee’s (R-NY) downfall failed to shake the GOP’s confidence in holding onto New York’s 26th congressional district. The overwhelmingly Republican district, which hasn’t been represented by a Democrat since early last decade, led the New York GOP to count “well-liked” state assemblywoman Jane Corwin as a “shoo-in” for the seat. Then, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) dropped a bomb — his budget plan. The plan that essentially eliminates Medicare and forces seniors to pay thousands morefor health care is now driving a stake through Corwin’s lead.
With numerous polls noting a majority of Americans oppose cuts to Medicare, democratic opponent Kathy Hoschul has started putting Corwin on the defensive over the contentious plan that is already fracturing House Republicans. Instead of listening to the public, Corwin is “vigorously” defending Ryan’s plan and watching her lead evaporate because of it. The New York Times reports:
But even as some House Republicans have started to express doubts about the wisdom of trying to push the Ryan plan this year, Ms. Corwin has vigorously defended it, arguing it places Medicare on sound financial footing. “This protects the Medicare program and ensures that there are benefits for future generations,” she said during a recent stop last month in Rochester, according to The Democrat and Chronicle of Rochester.
Still, Ms. Hochul’s message seems to strike a chord in the district, where the race has become much closer than experts in either party had expected. A recent Siena College poll of likely voters, for example, indicated that Ms. Corwin and Ms. Hochul are in a tight race. Ms. Corwin leads by only five points, within the poll’s margin of error.
The Seina College poll was taken a week ago. A new internal poll from Hochul’s campaign shows the race is now a dead heat. In a Global Strategy Group survey, Corwin only leads by one point. “The Republican vote to end Medicare has moved the needle in this race,” said Rep. Steve Israel (D-NY), chairman of the DCCC.
Continue reading at: http://thinkprogress.org/2011/05/06/ny-26-gop-hurt-by-ryan-budget/
Without Medicare Privatization, GOP Budget Won’t Eliminate The Deficit
From Talking Points Memo: http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/05/without-medicare-privatization-gop-budget-wont-eliminate-the-deficit.php?ref=fpb
May 6, 2011
House Republican leaders see the political writing on the wall and won’t be making a hard push for their plan to privatize Medicare.
That’s a bitter pill to swallow for rank and file members who already voted for the GOP budget. Now the official position of the House of Representatives, it has won praise from conservatives — and even many mainstream media figures — for making “hard choices” to tackle long-term debt and deficit. But crucially, a huge chunk of the savings in the plan came from … the now-withered plan to privatize Medicare — to shift a significant portion of Medicare costs on to consumers.
It turns out that if you strike the Medicare plan from the GOP budget — authored by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) — it doesn’t achieve fiscal balance anymore.
“It certainly blows a major hole in his plan,” said Paul Van de Water, a health care and budget expert at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, in a phone interview.
Continue reading at: http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/05/without-medicare-privatization-gop-budget-wont-eliminate-the-deficit.php?ref=fpb
Isn’t it time for the Working and Under Privileged People to Start fighting Back in the Class war that is being Waged Against Us?