It’s like Oliver Willis says….we’ve got their names in Congress and in the Senate now.
In the next two elections, those congressmen and senators who are up for re-election will have to answer for their vote that put millionaire subsidies ahead of people who have paid into Medicare for years and will be denied Medicare as we know it.
We know they want to kill Medicare. We’ve just got some names now.
In a tell-tale sign of trouble ahead, there were significantly more defections among GOP moderates than in a similar partisan show vote in March testing support then for an earlier House Republican budget initiative focused on discretionary spending cuts.
Maine Republicans, Sens. Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins, voted in opposition this time, as did Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown and Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski. And the same Medicare controversy made it impossible to win over any Democratic moderates, despite their unhappiness with the higher spending levels of President Barack Obama’s own budget.
- Snowe: House Republican budget ‘a race to the bottom’ (dailykos.com)
- Snowe Comes Out Against Ryan Budget Plan (politicalwire.com)
- Senate Republicans Flinching From House GOP’s Medicare Repeal Proposal (yglesias.thinkprogress.org)
- Scott Brown says no to Ryan’s Medicare plan (politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com)