Medicare to survive | Arkansas Blog

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Medicare to survive

Posted By on Thu, May 5, 2011 at 12:06 PM

Sounds like the House Republican plan to end Medicare — endorsed by U.S. Reps. Tim Griffin, Steve Womack and Rick Crawford, along with a huge tax break for millionaires — is dead. (Well, at least the Medicare part. Repubs cling to tax breaks for the rich unto their last dying gasp.)

But we'll always have their votes.

"Political realities" cited by Speaker Boehner. Yes, the reality is the majority of Americans are not greedy and cold and they appreciate the security a single-payer health insurance plan has brought to generations of Americans. To privatize it is to kill it.

Tags: , , ,


Sign up for the Daily Update email
Favorite

Comments (33)

Showing 1-33 of 33

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-33 of 33

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

Readers also liked…

  • Women's March planned in Arkansas to mark Trump inauguration

    Speaking of Donald Trump and in answer to a reader's question: There will be a women's march in Arkansas on Jan. 21, the day after inauguration, as well as the national march planned in Washington.
    • Dec 30, 2016
  • Trump immigration protest at LR: Quick and fierce

    It was not even 24 hours ago that Sophia Said, director of the Interfaith Center; City Director Kathy Webb and others decided to organize a protest today of Donald Trump's executive order that has left people from Muslim countries languishing in airports or unable to come to the US at all — people with visas, green cards,a  post-doc graduate student en route to Harvard, Google employees abroad, families. I got the message today before noon; others didn't find out until it was going on. But however folks found out, they turned out in huge numbers, more than thousand men, women and children, on the grounds of the state Capitol to listen to speakers from all faiths and many countries.
    • Jan 29, 2017
  • Your daily dose of Jason Rapert

    Sen. Jason Rapert really, really didn't like it when a KATV reporter asked him about the hypocrisy of his political arguments.
    • Feb 4, 2017

Most Viewed

Most Recent Comments

Slideshows

 

© 2018 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation