GOP Centrists Worry Ryan’s New Medica...

GOP Centrists Worry Ryan’s New Medicare Plan May Hit Older People

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liBeRALs

Minneapolis, MN

#1 Mar 5, 2013
SAHIL KAPUR 9:17 AM EST, TUESDAY MARCH 5, 2013
House Republican centrists expressed concern during a conference meeting Tuesday when Budget Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) informed them that the party's new Medicare privatization plan may apply to Americans older than 55, according to The Hill.

"Paul Ryan was pretty clear that that could happen. You could have to take it up to a higher number like 56, 57, 59 ... it could be higher than 55, but he also said,‘We don’t have any numbers yet,'" an unnamed Republican lawmaker in the meeting told the paper.

"A lot of people had made commitments at 55. In other words, in the campaign [Republican vulnerable members] said it wouldn’t affect your Medicare for retirees or near retirees for those 55 and up ... and [if] this budget forces them to renege on that, that would be problematic for many."

Ryan's office told TPM that the plan won't affect those "in or near retirement" -- but left the door open to raising the age from 55. No decisions are final yet, aides say.
Consistent

Grantsburg, WI

#2 Mar 5, 2013
liBeRALs wrote:
SAHIL KAPUR 9:17 AM EST, TUESDAY MARCH 5, 2013
House Republican centrists expressed concern during a conference meeting Tuesday when Budget Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) informed them that the party's new Medicare privatization plan may apply to Americans older than 55, according to The Hill.
"Paul Ryan was pretty clear that that could happen. You could have to take it up to a higher number like 56, 57, 59 ... it could be higher than 55, but he also said,‘We don’t have any numbers yet,'" an unnamed Republican lawmaker in the meeting told the paper.
"A lot of people had made commitments at 55. In other words, in the campaign [Republican vulnerable members] said it wouldn’t affect your Medicare for retirees or near retirees for those 55 and up ... and [if] this budget forces them to renege on that, that would be problematic for many."
Ryan's office told TPM that the plan won't affect those "in or near retirement" -- but left the door open to raising the age from 55. No decisions are final yet, aides say.
Kool Aid Gulper,

You forgot to source you "News" site.

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liBeRALs

Minneapolis, MN

#3 Mar 5, 2013
It's really ironic that you support this measure, considering that you get 100% free full paif health insurance from the US government.

More of the "I've got mine" mentality from the right wing.
Consistent

Grantsburg, WI

#4 Mar 5, 2013
liBeRALs wrote:
It's really ironic that you support this measure, considering that you get 100% free full paif health insurance from the US government.
More of the "I've got mine" mentality from the right wing.
Victim,

You can keep posting this 16/7, it does not make the Strawman true.

A free Lesson for you;

Grown-ups do not need to create Defensive Reactions.

Your 16/7/365 retort, "Ya well what about you", is known by every adult here as the reactionary recitations of a defective child.

Do not always wear your Physical Shortcomings on your sleeve for all to laugh at!
liBeRALs

Minneapolis, MN

#5 Mar 5, 2013
The Truth:

It's really ironic that you support this measure, considering that you get 100% free full paid health insurance from the US government.

More of the "I've got mine" mentality from the right wing.

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