Friday, February 14, 2014

Mark Pryor rips opponent Tom Cotton on Medicare record

Posted By on Fri, Feb 14, 2014 at 2:04 PM

FOR SENIORS: Mark Pryor at news conference today. He misaddressed his sign. (See below.)
  • FOR SENIORS: Mark Pryor at news conference today. He misaddressed his sign. (See below.)

U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor gathered 12 Arkansas older people around him today to blast Republican Rep. Tom Cotton's record on Medicare.

He noted Cotton's support of fundamental changes in Medicare that would eventually raise the eligiblity age to 70 and turn it into a voucher system, rather than a single-payer health coverage system. Pryor said he'd continue to fight efforts to fight privatization of Medicare. From the Pryor release:

George Hozendorf, reflected on his own Medicare experience, “If it wasn’t for Medicare when my wife became ill several years ago I’d be bankrupt today and the idea of Tom Cotton and his Washington interests wanting to voucher, or put vouchers on Medicare, or privatize it is just in my opinion insane. We have a lot of seniors here in Arkansas that depend on this. It would be a choice between drugs, housing, or food, and guess what food’s going to come first. In my opinion it’s insane to do this and I appreciate what Senator Pryor is doing to protect our Medicare and protect our elderly citizens. ”

Pryor said he would introduce legislation to protect seniors from changes Cotton has supported. Cotton has claimed its Pryor who wants to cut Medicare.

Pryor lost a small web battle for the day. The photo shows him with a sign touting a website meant to criticize Cotton as having the url "therealtomcottonrecord.com"  It's actually the realcottonrecord.com. Cotton took up the erroneous name Pryor showed on his sign as his own. The real thing below.


click to enlarge realtom.png

Tags: , , , ,

Favorite

Speaking of...

Comments (4)

Showing 1-4 of 4

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-4 of 4

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

  • Johnny Key refuses to meet with citizen group on LR schools

    State Education Commissioner Johnny Key has refused to meet as the Little Rock School Board with a citizen's group that petitioned for a meeting as the law prescribes.
    • Jan 18, 2017
  • Bill takes aim at Internet sales — the long way around

    Sen. Jake Files, with other co-sponsors, filed his legislation today that is aimed at collecting sales taxes from "remote" sellers — in other words sales by Internet from companies with no physical presence in Arkansas.
    • Jan 18, 2017
  • Hope and change: Obama signs off

    President Barack Obama held his final news conference today closing off with hopeful words: "At my core, I think we’re going to be OK."
    • Jan 18, 2017
  • More »

Readers also liked…

Most Shared

Visit Arkansas

Indian Rock House at Fairfield Bay

Indian Rock House at Fairfield Bay

Winter is the perfect time to explore the natural stone shelters where native Arkansans once lived

Most Viewed

Most Recent Comments

Blogroll

 

© 2017 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation