Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Top Democrats Admit Playing Politics with Medicare

Democrats enjoy pandering to their base. They enjoy to spend other people's money lavishly, but keep a tight hold of their own money. Democrats will use the race card and provoke class warfare. They will cheat and lie to steal elections. Democrats will throw anyone under the bus to achieve a certain outcome. With regards to Medicare and Social Security, Democrats will do anything not to lose that group of electorates they have work so hard to control.

(Washington Post) Top Democrats in charge of keeping the Senate in Dem hands and maintaining the political health of the party — DSCC chair Patty Murray and messaging chief Chuck Schumer — have privately expressed frustration that deep Medicare cuts risk squandering the major political advantage Democrats have built up on the issue, people familiar with internal discussions say.

Senators Murray and Schumer, along with other Dems like Debbie Stabenow and Mark Begich, have warned against deep cuts in recent leadership meetings, a source familiar with the meetings says, another sign of the unrest that the possibility of serious entitlements cuts is creating among Congressional Democrats.

“We shouldn’t be giving away our advantage on Medicare,” said a source familiar with Murray’s thinking, in characterizing her objections in private meetings. “We should be very careful about giving away the biggest advantage we’ve had as Democrats in some time.”