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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-27-11 12:16 PM
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Jim Sensenbrenner Backs Off Medicare Plan
Source: Huffington Post

Jim Sensenbrenner Backs Off Medicare Plan
Posted: 06/27/11 09:21 AM ET

WASHINGTON -- One of the most conservative veteran Republicans in the House, Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, backed away from the GOP's controversial Medicare plan at a town hall in his Wisconsin district on Sunday, according to a report from the local Brookfield Patch.

Sensenbrenner was pressed by a 54-year-old constituent, who would lose the guaranteed coverage offered by Medicare under the plan put forward by Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan and instead be required to purchase private insurance with a government voucher.

"If it's good enough for the people 54 and younger ... then I think it's good enough for people 55 and older," said the constituent, who Patch identified as Paul Race, a former Marine and a teacher of 25 years.

Sensenbrenner declined to back Ryan's plan on Sunday, backtracking from his earlier support of the proposal. "I'm not here to say he's right or he's wrong, but at least he's got a plan," he told the town hall. But when the same Medicare-altering proposal came before the house in April, Sensenbrenner voted to support it.



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librechik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-27-11 12:17 PM
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1. I just got a visual of Sensenbrenner's fat ass backing away from something he didn't like
not pretty
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iwishiwas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-27-11 12:20 PM
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2. He is die hard Repug and would vote again for Ryan's plan!!
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HereSince1628 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-27-11 12:22 PM
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3. R's will say anything, I'll believe him when he votes against medicare vouchers
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indypaul Donating Member (896 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-27-11 12:34 PM
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4. Another empty suit with pants on fire.
These people not only do not have answers. They
don't even understand the question. Throw their
asses out of Congress NOW.
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midnight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-27-11 12:39 PM
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5. I received a June 15,2011 letter from Jim stating the opposite...
His opening sentence: "Thank you for contacting me with your opposition to the budget proposal put forward by House Budget Commmitte Chairman Paul Ryan. I appreciate hearing from you on this issue.

I respectfully disagree with you opposition to chairman Ryan's budget. His forward-thinking budget proposal takes a serious approach to tackling our debt and deficit, and puts our country on a sustainable economic path. While President Obama's own budget neglected to confront our unsustainable debt, Chairman Ryan's budget reduces spending drastically: 6.2 trillion over the next ten years compared to President Obama's budget proposal. It also addresses the looming entitlement crises by reforming Medicare and Medicaid in a responsible fashion. "


First of all we don't have a "looming entitlement crisis" We have a revenue crisis... But it is interesting to read this change about from the letter he sent me 12 days earlier...


Call him and thank him for agreeing with President Obama after all! Wisconsin: 262-784-1111 outside Miwaukee metro: 1800-242-1119

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plumbob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-27-11 12:46 PM
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6. Paul Race, a former Marine and a teacher of 25 years
Well, I guess Sen-sen Brenner didn't want to get his fat ass kicked by the Marines?

But was he lying about not supporting it? Does a bear, eh, never mind. OF COURSE he lied! Just wish Race had kicked his ass anyway. No jury would convict him of anything.
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Fuddnik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-27-11 01:28 PM
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7. Feeling the heat, Tex?
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