04.26.11

Rep. John Carter voted to end Medicare, cut taxes on the rich

Posted in Around The Nation, Bad Government Republicans, District 31, Health Care, Taxes, The Budget at 9:10 am by wcnews

Last week Rep. John Carter (R-Round Rock) along with darn near every GOP member of the House voted to end Medicare while cutting taxes on the rich, again!  We added Carter’s name to the text of this ad that is currently running around the country. Significant New Progressive Ad Campaign Targets Republicans For Voting To End Medicare.

On April 15th, your Congressman John Carter voted to end Medicare and its guaranteed health care benefits. Instead, he wants to give seniors a voucher forcing them to go out and find coverage from private insurance companies.

The Non-partisan Congressional Budget Office estimates this proposal will increase senior’s out of pocket costs by $6,000 each year – and Congressman Carter is using the savings to give corporations and millionaires another tax break.

Congressman John Carter even voted to slash Medicaid funds that pay nursing home care for seniors and the disabled.

Call Congressman John Carter at (202) 225-3864. Tell him that cutting Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security to pay for tax cuts for corporations and millionaires is just wrong. Tell him to keep his hands off our Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security.

Here’s the link to the vote.  This is obviously not what the American people want, Polls Show Dangers For GOP In Pushing Ryan’s Medicare Privatization Plan.

In essence, the Ryan plan calls for privatizing Medicare and capping payments in the form of vouchers as a way to reduce spending. On it’s face, the proposal garners tepid public support, particularly when presented as a necessity to reduce the deficit. However, when explained more fully, support for the Ryan plan evaporates.

The more we know the worse it gets. Not a single Democrat voted for this.

Here’s the video of a similar ad.

1 Comment »

  1. Teddy Wilson said,

    April 29, 2011 at 11:33 am

    Not only does it end Medicare, and cut taxes for the wealthy, it does nothing to address the deficit or the debt. Ryan claims $1.6 trillion in deficit reduction, when in reality his plan produces just $155 billion in real deficit reduction over ten years.

    Source: http://www.cbpp.org/cms/index.cfm?fa=view&id=3458

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