The House has just passed the Ryan budget plan:
The House has passed a Republican budget blueprint proposing to fundamentally overhaul Medicare for future beneficiaries while combating out-of-control budget deficits. It would impose sharp spending cuts on social safety net programs like food stamps and Medicaid.
The GOP proposal passed 235-193, with every Democrat voting “no.” The nonbinding plan lays out a fiscal vision cutting $6.2 trillion over 10 years from the budget submitted by President Barack Obama.
The “Medicare Overhaul” was described like this:
“It’s exactly like Obamacare,” said NRSC chairman Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) in the Capitol Thursday. “It is. It’s exactly like it. Which strikes me as bizarre that you’re seeing so much pushback [from Democrats].”
So when will we see all the outrage in townhalls? When will seniors be yelling to “stay of my Medicare”?
Perhaps they need a reminder that the last time the Republicans screwed with Medicare, they ended up going months without getting medication and then found out about the great “doughnut hole” the Republicans created as a giveaway to big pharma.