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Thu Nov 15, 2012, 09:05 PM

Sen. Tom Harkin: Leave Medicare, Medicaid out of fiscal-cliff talks

Senate Health Committee Chairman Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) said Thursday that Medicare and Medicaid should be off the table during talks on the fiscal cliff.

Harkin spoke alongside other liberal lawmakers at an event to highlight opposition to cutting social programs for deficit reduction.

He touted the results of the Nov. 6 election as evidence that Americans support raising taxes instead of cutting spending.

"When it comes to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, the American people told us to protect and strengthen these programs, not cut them," Harkin said.
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more: http://thehill.com/blogs/healthwatch/medicare/268279-harkin-leave-medicare-medicaid-out-of-fiscal-cliff-talks

Sen. Harkin is one of the best for sure.

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limpyhobbler Nov 2012 OP
jillan Nov 2012 #1
forestpath Nov 2012 #2
WorseBeforeBetter Nov 2012 #3
tblue Nov 2012 #4
DJ13 Nov 2012 #5
limpyhobbler Nov 2012 #9
limpyhobbler Nov 2012 #6
PETRUS Nov 2012 #7
cthulu2016 Nov 2012 #8
hootinholler Nov 2012 #10

Response to limpyhobbler (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 09:08 PM

1. I agree - Senator Harkin is one of the best!!

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Response to limpyhobbler (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 09:09 PM

2. K&R

 

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Response to limpyhobbler (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 09:18 PM

4. Can we please make Harkin Senate Majority Leader

already? Ho Hum Harry is way past his die date. Not knocking his age, but we need a change coupled with experience and a dash of passion. Badly.

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Response to tblue (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 09:40 PM

5. Ho Hum Harry is way past his die date.


You mean due date, dont you?

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Response to DJ13 (Reply #5)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 12:43 PM

9. I wondered what was

I just thought it was like "expiration date" or something.

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Response to tblue (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 09:40 PM

6. fine by me.

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Response to limpyhobbler (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 09:49 PM

7. K&R

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Response to limpyhobbler (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 09:52 PM

8. Why is Tom Harkin falling for Bullshit?

What evidence does he have they they will be on the table?

He just wants to make Obama look bad by implying that Obama could ever possibly cut those things.

Keep slurping that vomit, Tom.

Us real democrats will be enabling entitlement cuts 24/7/365.

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Response to cthulu2016 (Reply #8)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 01:26 PM

10. Seriesly!

You are cracking me up with this gig.

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