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Dems Find Message Discipline Against GOP Plan To Scrap Medicare
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Dems Find Message Discipline Against GOP Plan To Scrap Medicare

Brian Beutler

A funny thing happened on the way to a government shutdown. Democrats got on message about the House Republicans' other, bigger budget, which creates a policy blueprint for the next decade.

That message? The GOP plan to end Medicare and hack away at Medicaid is a non-starter. This came from top Democrats across the political spectrum.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said, "The Republican budget is unfair because it ends the Medicare guarantee for seniors while giving away tens of billions of dollars in tax subsidies to Big Oil."

Her top lieutenant, Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD) didn't hold back either. "(T)he Republican budget shifts costs to seniors by ending Medicare as we know it and dismantling Medicaid."

Other top Democrats in the House echoed this view, as did their counterparts in the upper chamber.

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Statements: Baucus, Conrad and the WH.

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