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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-10-09 10:56 PM
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Marsha Blackburn, R(ancid)-TN, is too stupid to be an effective liar
from ThinkProgress:



Rep. Blackburn pushes false myth that health reform will diminish Medicare benefits.

Republicans have been trying to defeat health reform by scaring seniors that their Medicare benefits will be cut if the bill passes. House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) and House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-VA) have made the false argument in recent weeks. Today, Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) repeated the myth in a phone interview with Memphis ABC affiliate. She offered a host of vacuous, Frank Luntz-approved talking points before making this statement:

Our seniors are saying, look dont diminish Medicare. We have been paying into Medicare. That is pre-paid for us. Its been coming out of our paycheck for 40 years. And they dont want that Medicare to be diminished.


Watch it: http://thinkprogress.org/2009/08/10/blackburn-medicare-... /


Of course, its ironic that conservatives who have long argued for killing Medicare are now proclaiming to be the protectors of it. Nobody is talking about cutting Medicare benefits. I just want to make that absolutely clear, President Obama has said. The health reform bill would not diminish Medicare benefits. To the contrary, reform would simply eliminate waste and unnecessary subsidies to insurance companies. In addition, The Gavel notes several provisions in the House bill that strengthen Medicare:

Phases in completely filling in the donut hole in the Medicare prescription drug benefit (where drug costs are not reimbursed at certain levels), potentially savings seniors thousands of dollars a year.

Eliminates co-payments and deductibles for preventive services under Medicare.

Limits cost-sharing requirements in Medicare Advantage plans to the amount charged for the same services in traditional Medicare coverage.

Improves the low-income subsidy programs in Medicare, such as by increasing asset limits for programs that help Medicare beneficiaries pay premiums and cost-sharing.



http://thinkprogress.org/2009/08/10/blackburn-medicare-... /




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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-10-09 10:57 PM
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1. she belongs in the michelle bachman court
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DCKit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-10-09 11:00 PM
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2. There's not a court big enough for Bachman's crazy.
I hear she and Malkin are required, by law, to maintain a distance of 300 miles lest there be an implosion of insanity and stupid.
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OHdem10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-10-09 11:11 PM
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3. Give the GOP an inch and they take a mile. They are hell bent
on stopping Health Care Reform and marginalizing Obama's
popularity.

How the Dems did not realize this would happen and were
not willing to nip it in the bud, I will never understand.

All the Republicans are saying the reason there are so many
older Protesters is they have figured out that you cannot
cut millions out of Medicare and not therefore cut their
benefits.

The biggest weakness on our side is NO ONE PlAN so it can
be proved all this propaganda is not in the plan.
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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-11-09 02:50 PM
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4. Very true
nt
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