Braveny’s Garden

Senator Menendez Speaks Out for Healthcare
November 30, 2009, 10:12 pm
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I heard this originally on KTalkAM1150 Progressive Radio, and thought this is a GEM.   Only 645 view and deserves so many more.


Alan Grayson: “If the President has a BLT tomorrow, the Republicans will try to ban bacon.”
October 11, 2009, 7:26 pm
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New DNC TV Ad-Republicans Want to End Medicare
September 6, 2009, 3:09 pm
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From the Washington Monthly

Is the ad true? Actually, yes. Most Republicans really did “oppose Medicare from the start.” As recently as the 1996 presidential campaign, Bob Dole bragged about having voted against the original bill. And for years, GOP leaders have “called for cutting Medicare.” Indeed, the McCain/Palin platform called for significant cuts to the popular program.

But did Republicans vote to “end,” “abolish,” and “kill” Medicare? It’s provocative, but it’s a supportable claim. In April, 137 Republicans voted in support of a GOP alternative budget. It didn’t generate a lot of attention, but the plan, drafted by the House Budget Committee’s Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) called for “replacing the traditional Medicare program with subsidies to help retirees enroll in private health care plans.”