Posted by Curt on 3 December, 2009 at 6:36 pm. 10 comments already!


A few Democrats are seeing the light:

Democrats, having defeated a Republican attempt to block proposed Medicare cuts, now face an even bigger headache: concern among members of their own party over the program’s future funding.

President Barack Obama wants to cut spending on the federal insurance plan for the elderly to help fund his health-care overhaul. Part of that proposal would cut more than $100 billion from Medicare Advantage, through which the government hires private insurers such as Humana Inc. to deliver Medicare benefits to 11 million seniors, including extras like reduced co-payments and even gym memberships.

Should Congress scale back the program, “We’re not going to be able to say ‘if you like what you have, you can keep it,’” said Senator Bob Casey, a Pennsylvania Democrat. “And that basic commitment that a lot of us around here have made will be called into question.”

Obama is seeking Medicare cuts that total hundreds of billions of dollars in his bid to finance the overhaul of the health-care system, estimated in a Senate bill to cost $848 billion. The resistance he’s getting underscores the difficulty of paying for the overhaul without increasing the budget deficit, a condition Obama set.

McCain calls Reid and his cohorts out a few days ago:

“A remarkable flip-flop”

Doug Ross notes how the left and the MSM wailed in horror at Bush’s proposal to cut 36 billion in Medicare:

The DNC press release of that era shrieked in horror and its cries were gleefully picked up by the legacy media.

Cuts to Medicare Threaten Indiana Seniors. In addition, the Bush budget cuts Medicare by $36 billion over the next five years, resulting in $530,913,830 in cuts to hospitals, nursing homes, and home health providers serving seniors and people with disabilities in Indiana.

Note how Democrats are b***hing about $530 million.

But my favorite news of the day, and news that just proves how really immoral these jackasses are, is this news on the Medicare cuts:

Senators Charles Schumer of New York, Bill Nelson of Florida and Ron Wyden of Oregon are among those who secured special provisions shielding constituents from cuts.

I wonder how they secured those deals eh?

This is a perfect example of the Obama era of politics.


Gotta love Ace:

I feel kind of pathetic that the only way a fact is established to exist is if a Democrat says so; obviously I can’t quote Boehner or McCain or whoever. They don’t count. They are self-discredited simply due to the fact they’re the wrong party.

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