Saturday, April 16, 2011

GOP pulling the plug on grandma by eliminating Medicare

Remember Chuck Grassley R-Iowa saying this in the midst of the healthcare fight?
“In the House bill, there is counseling for end of life,” Grassley said. “You have every right to fear. You shouldn’t have counseling at the end of life, you should have done that 20 years before. Should not have a government run plan to decide when to pull the plug on grandma”

Yesterday the house Repukes voted overwhelmingly to adopt Paul Ryan's budget which "pulls the plug on grandma".   Highlights of Ryan's plan: eliminate medicare and cut taxes on the wealthy. Too bad about grandma losing her life support.   We just can't afford healthcare for the elderly when we allow corporations like GE to avoid paying taxes.  Taxes on the wealthy are at their lowest level since 1931.   However, that's not low enough for Paul Ryan and Chuck Grassley even if it means "pulling the plug on grandma" and taking food out of the mouths of underprivileged children.

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