In shift from campaign pledge, Paul R...

In shift from campaign pledge, Paul Ryan floats Medicare age tweak

There are 95 comments on the Reuters story from Mar 5, 2013, titled In shift from campaign pledge, Paul Ryan floats Medicare age tweak. In it, Reuters reports that:

House of Representatives Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan is floating a plan that would force Medicare cuts onto people aged 56 and younger, breaking a campaign promise not to touch benefits for those older than 55.

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“Stop the Brain Rot”

Since: Jan 12

Take a Looonng Vacation

#1 Mar 5, 2013
Breaking pledges, like denying poor or elderly people their healthcare, is typical GOPee conduct.

Good of Pauly to reveal more of his chicanery so that no one will be stupid enough to run him for President or VP again.
Lance Winslow

San Jose, CA

#2 Mar 5, 2013
tha Professor wrote:
Breaking pledges, like denying poor or elderly people their healthcare, is typical GOPee conduct.
Good of Pauly to reveal more of his chicanery so that no one will be stupid enough to run him for President or VP again.
Let him run, please.

“or Fox News”

Since: Jan 08

Vicksburg, MI

#3 Mar 5, 2013
tha Professor wrote:
Breaking pledges, like denying poor or elderly people their healthcare, is typical GOPee conduct.
Good of Pauly to reveal more of his chicanery so that no one will be stupid enough to run him for President or VP again.
Never underestimate (or is that mis-underestimate?) the stupidity of the GOP base voters.

au contraire

“Forever Is Promised To No One”

Since: Nov 12

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#4 Mar 5, 2013
Lance Winslow wrote:
<quoted text>Let him run, please.
What does it matter........

au contraire

“Forever Is Promised To No One”

Since: Nov 12

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#5 Mar 5, 2013
Hypnotic Phantom wrote:
<quoted text>
Never underestimate (or is that mis-underestimate?) the stupidity of the GOP base voters.
More sequester pain: White House cancels tours
The White House announced Tuesday that it was canceling all public tours of the president’s home because of the sequester spending cuts.
“Due to staffing reductions resulting from sequestration, we regret to inform you that White House Tours will be canceled effective Saturday, March 9, 2013 until further notice. Unfortunately, we will not be able to reschedule affected tours,” the White House said in an email.

Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/blog/inside-po...

WHILE LIBERALS IN CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEE’S ATTEND EXPENSIVE WINE TASTING IN THE NAPA VALLEY. Oh well it is only the people’s house they are being kept out of………but there is plenty of money for 10 million worth of vacations in Hawaii, Florida and Vail.
Eric Gustafson

Virginia Beach, VA

#6 Mar 5, 2013
The Republican maneuver to slice and dice up the safety social net to keep in place the advantageous tax benefits signed into law by George Bush during their Cabal.

There plan would chop up Medicare and thrown those who have spent years having their wages taxed to support the health care program before the guillotine of the private health care industry.

Silky slick move. If approved on every level this would go towards writing off the Trillions in Trust Funds looted during the Bush regime, spent on the Bush Wars, the medicare prescription program, and the historic 2001 and 2003 tax cuts.

More of the Plutocrats and Oligarch bidding.

Since: Feb 08

Hypoluxo Fl

#7 Mar 5, 2013
au contraire wrote:
<quoted text>More sequester pain: White House cancels tours
The White House announced Tuesday that it was canceling all public tours of the president’s home because of the sequester spending cuts.
“Due to staffing reductions resulting from sequestration, we regret to inform you that White House Tours will be canceled effective Saturday, March 9, 2013 until further notice. Unfortunately, we will not be able to reschedule affected tours,” the White House said in an email.
Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/blog/inside-po...
WHILE LIBERALS IN CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEE’S ATTEND EXPENSIVE WINE TASTING IN THE NAPA VALLEY. Oh well it is only the people’s house they are being kept out of………but there is plenty of money for 10 million worth of vacations in Hawaii, Florida and Vail.
Off topic ignorant DUMBOSPAM by a Washington Times "Moonie" Moonbat.
Sheik Yerbouti

Southampton, PA

#8 Mar 5, 2013
The Eddie Munster lookalike strikes again!
Eric Gustafson

Virginia Beach, VA

#9 Mar 5, 2013
Given an opportunity, the Republicans would propose plans to drop Medicare leaving senior citizens with nothing similar to senior citizens in North Korea.

They knew the age of the baby boomers was coming and chose over the last 3 decades to do nothing in terms of shoring up Medicare and addressing and potential short comings. The conspired to enact legislation shredding the foundation of the pension legislation weaking the infrastructure to a point, that in the coming generations social security and medicare will be isolated on the vine.

The question is how secure is the public in depending on low wage jobs to provide for retirement managed 100% by the thieves in the private sector.
tha Professor wrote:
Breaking pledges, like denying poor or elderly people their healthcare, is typical GOPee conduct.
Good of Pauly to reveal more of his chicanery so that no one will be stupid enough to run him for President or VP again.
Lance Winslow

San Jose, CA

#10 Mar 5, 2013
Eric Gustafson wrote:
Given an opportunity, the Republicans would propose plans to drop Medicare leaving senior citizens with nothing similar to senior citizens in North Korea.
They knew the age of the baby boomers was coming and chose over the last 3 decades to do nothing in terms of shoring up Medicare and addressing and potential short comings. The conspired to enact legislation shredding the foundation of the pension legislation weaking the infrastructure to a point, that in the coming generations social security and medicare will be isolated on the vine.
The question is how secure is the public in depending on low wage jobs to provide for retirement managed 100% by the thieves in the private sector.
<quoted text>
Fortunately, bear in mind that the Republican party is determined to make a political footnote of themselves.
Gary

Bellingham, WA

#11 Mar 5, 2013
Eric Gustafson wrote:
Given an opportunity, the Republicans would propose plans to drop Medicare leaving senior citizens with nothing similar to senior citizens in North Korea.
They knew the age of the baby boomers was coming and chose over the last 3 decades to do nothing in terms of shoring up Medicare and addressing and potential short comings. The conspired to enact legislation shredding the foundation of the pension legislation weaking the infrastructure to a point, that in the coming generations social security and medicare will be isolated on the vine.
The question is how secure is the public in depending on low wage jobs to provide for retirement managed 100% by the thieves in the private sector.
<quoted text>
The answer is to cut private health insurance companies
out of the picture completely. All they do is skim
billions of dollars off the top and offer no health
care in return. As tax payer I hate the idea of some
health insurance company CEO raking in a hundred million
dollars a year in goodies while doing nothing for the
health of the country. At the expense of the American
taxpayer.
Gary

Bellingham, WA

#12 Mar 5, 2013
Ryan shifted?

Oh well, campaign pledges are fungible anyway.

In Wisconsin he's known as "lyin' Ryan."

Effing creep.
serfs up

Merritt Island, FL

#13 Mar 5, 2013
Gary wrote:
<quoted text>
The answer is to cut private health insurance companies
out of the picture completely. All they do is skim
billions of dollars off the top and offer no health
care in return. As tax payer I hate the idea of some
health insurance company CEO raking in a hundred million
dollars a year in goodies while doing nothing for the
health of the country. At the expense of the American
taxpayer.
If the healthcare total in our nation is about 16% of the GDP as reported, does that make it about 2 trillion and 5 hundred billion dollars or so? Anyway, a couple of months ago I saw a headline where it is estimated that up to several hundred billion dollars is corruption and all of the other ways of cheating and stealing we have learned. It is all over the place with everyone involved in medical in every way. There was even some report about Hover round style electric wheelchairs and doctors signing off on them as one very small example. This is only going to get worse.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#14 Mar 5, 2013
Yep, that's the typical GOPasaur.

Keep up the good work. You'll ensure the Dems take the House in 2016 and put Hillary in the White House.

Romney & Ryan- the gift that keeps on giving!
Eric Gustafson

Virginia Beach, VA

#15 Mar 5, 2013
It's just disappointing that Health Care companies have for decades run without any oversight and, or consumer protections.

It's not because of any other reason that the Health Care industry in America is despised. This is the perfect example of un fretted capitalism.

After seeing the banks left to themselves to police their activity, it's built in that no industry should be unchecked. It'a a simple matter of protecting the welfare of the nation.
Gary wrote:
<quoted text>
The answer is to cut private health insurance companies
out of the picture completely. All they do is skim
billions of dollars off the top and offer no health
care in return. As tax payer I hate the idea of some
health insurance company CEO raking in a hundred million
dollars a year in goodies while doing nothing for the
health of the country. At the expense of the American
taxpayer.

“or Fox News”

Since: Jan 08

Vicksburg, MI

#16 Mar 5, 2013
au contraire wrote:
<quoted text>More sequester pain: White House cancels tours
The White House announced Tuesday that it was canceling all public tours of the president’s home because of the sequester spending cuts.
“Due to staffing reductions resulting from sequestration, we regret to inform you that White House Tours will be canceled effective Saturday, March 9, 2013 until further notice. Unfortunately, we will not be able to reschedule affected tours,” the White House said in an email.
Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/blog/inside-po...
WHILE LIBERALS IN CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEE’S ATTEND EXPENSIVE WINE TASTING IN THE NAPA VALLEY. Oh well it is only the people’s house they are being kept out of………but there is plenty of money for 10 million worth of vacations in Hawaii, Florida and Vail.
IN OTHER REAL NEWS:

The Dow hit a new record high today, topping 14,264. The previous record was 14,198.10, set in October 2007, when investors were squarely focused on the Federal Reserve. The Fed had cut rates for the first time in four years and was worried the housing implosion would hit consumers and the broader economy.

Today, the Fed’s actions have juiced stocks and helped boost the economy, but the recovery after the 2008 financial crisis remains slow-going.

Investors appear to have shrugged off the fight over $85 billion in forced government spending cuts.

Stay tuned for another riveting installment of Au le Contraire Jimbo's spam-a-thon on most of these local Topix boads.

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“your life is great”

Since: Aug 09

you poop in clean water

#17 Mar 5, 2013
all they have to do eliminate the contribution cap.
problem solved!
Gary

Bellingham, WA

#18 Mar 5, 2013
serfs up wrote:
<quoted text> If the healthcare total in our nation is about 16% of the GDP as reported, does that make it about 2 trillion and 5 hundred billion dollars or so? Anyway, a couple of months ago I saw a headline where it is estimated that up to several hundred billion dollars is corruption and all of the other ways of cheating and stealing we have learned. It is all over the place with everyone involved in medical in every way. There was even some report about Hover round style electric wheelchairs and doctors signing off on them as one very small example. This is only going to get worse.
Where ever there is a government program with billions
of dollars to disburse, whether it's health care or military
spending or a war in Iraq, there is corruption. And when
we have a political party that is dead set against regulation,
the crooks crawl out of the woodwork.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#19 Mar 5, 2013
anneutral wrote:
all they have to do eliminate the contribution cap.
problem solved!
That's assuming they don't raise the benefits cap as well.
Makes sense

Evansville, IN

#20 Mar 5, 2013
Common folks, what did you expect from an unscrupulous lapdog of Bishop Rmoney??? Paul Lyin is a fraud. He should go the way of Dan Quayle. LOL

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