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seafan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-25-11 08:31 PM
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May 25: Add Marco Rubio (R-FL) to the list of those who voted to end Medicare as we know it.
Senate rejects budget measure containing Medicare overhaul, May 25, 2011


Description of HR 34, sponsored by Paul Ryan

Here is the vote tally in the Senate this afternoon on Paul Ryan's Medicare poison pill, forced to a vote by the Democratic leadership. Now we're talking.


Five Senate Republicans defected from Ryan's plan. They are Scott Brown of Massachusetts, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Rand Paul of Kentucky, and Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins of Maine.


But 40 regressive Republicans in the Senate are now on the record as in favor of ending Medicare as we know it. Add 40 more names to the list to be retired in their next campaign.



Paul Ryan


Marco Rubio


Two losers.



UPDATE: Rubio just high-tailed it over to the Miami Herald to pen a combative screed after his vote in the Senate 4 hours ago to end Medicare as it exists now.


.....

Rep. Paul Ryan has offered a plan that would make no changes whatsoever for anyone age 55 and older. I support it because, right now, it is the only plan out there that helps save Medicare. Democrats oppose it. Fine. But, if they have a better way to save Medicare, what are they waiting for to show us? What is their plan to save Medicare?

Either show us how Medicare survives without any changes or show us what changes you propose we make. Anyone who supports doing nothing is a supporter of bankrupting Medicare.

Where is the House Democrat plan to save Medicare?

Where is the Senate Democrat plan to save Medicare?

Where is President Obamas plan to save Medicare?

They have no plan to save it, and they do not plan to offer one. They have decided that winning their next election is more important than saving Medicare for my mother and retirees like her.

I have been in the Senate just long enough to be disgusted by the reality that Washington has too many people who think their personal political careers are more important than our countrys future.

.....




Here is an everyday "*democrat* plan" to save Medicare, Mr. Rubio.


Expand Medicare to everyone. Everyone in and no one out. And instead of only taxing working people to pay for it, tax the rich who live off their investments. THEN, we would have some shared sacrifice.




Sorry, Rubio. You aren't Speaker of the Florida House any more. There will be consequences for this vote.


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hlthe2b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-25-11 08:34 PM
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1. That should go over "well" in Florida--of all places.
Edited on Wed May-25-11 08:35 PM by hlthe2b
Do these cretins think the elderly don't give a flip about their kids?

I note that Tweety seems to be the only one pointing out what absolute theft is posed by a plan to seize the contributions made over what could be close to 40 years for those 54 years of age. So the money they've put in since their first hamburger-flipping job (or paper route) and the four decades since will just be taken away?

This point needs to be driven home!
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UTUSN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-25-11 08:42 PM
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2. Apparently, he's gonna SCREW us & everybody. n/t
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seafan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-26-11 12:02 PM
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3. Mr. Rubio, clawing wildly to defend his vote to steal Medicare from the elderly.
Video

Note: This video is a reading of the op-ed he raced over to deliver to the Miami Herald yesterday afternoon, just hours after his vote to end Medicare as we know it.


Wonder how many panicked phone calls Marco's made to Big Daddy Jeb?


This is the face of a skilled con man and unpunished theft of Florida's resources while he was Speaker of the Florida House.


Unfortunately, he has another 5.5 years in that shiny new Senate seat.



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