–House Republicans doubled down on ending Medicare by passing a Rule on the Homeland Security Appropriations bill which “deems” that the Republican budget is passed:
"Provides that H. Con. Res. 34, including the related 302(a) allocations printed in the Rules Committee report accompanying the resolution, shall have force and effect until a conference report on the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2012 is adopted."
Basically, they stuck the above sentence in the Homeland security bill meaning that if the bill passed so did Paul Ryan's Medicare ending budget. Every democrat in the house voted against it. All but two of the Republicans voted for it. Vote tallies on H-RES 287 here
Once again, the Paul Ryan Budget, slashes education funding, eliminates medicare replacing it with an inadequate voucher system, protects huge tax subsidies for the oil companies and lowers taxes on the super rich. 98% of Americans will be hurt by this bill, the republican party is supporting only 2% of the electorate? How do they get elected and re-elected? They support the 2% of the population that has 90% of the resources of this country.
In this video clip Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA) explains how the “Republican Rapture” brings good things to big oil, big insurance and billionaires, while students, the middle class and the elderly are sent to economic purgatory. Rep. Markey does a great job explaining the effects of Paul Ryan's economic plan so anyone can understand it.
Paul Ryan this afternoon on Fox was lying and misrepresenting his plan. The only one who is trying to confuse seniors or scare them is Paul Ryan, because he is talking about ending Medicare and claims anyone who points that out is engaging in Medicscare tactics. What a complete loon. Think progress shows the video clips and completely destroys Ryan's lies in this piece.
RYAN: Millions of dollars of negative ads are being run to try and scare seniors and trying to confuse seniors. You know, the irony of this Bill, is with all this Mediscare that the Democrats are running, it’s Obamacare itself that ends Medicare as we know it. Obamacare takes half a trillion dollars from Medicare — not to make it more solvent but to spend on this other government program, Obamacare. And then it creates this 15 panel board of unelected, unaccountable, bureaucrats starting next year to price control and ration Medicare for current seniors.