Senate Republicans Vote Overwhelmingly To End Medicare
The GOP continued its bloody walk into the Medicare buzzsaw Wednesday, when 40 out of 47 Senate Republicans voted in support of the House GOP budget, and its plan to phase out and privatize the popular entitlement program.
The test vote failed by a vote of 57-40. But the roll call illustrates that Medicare privatization -- along with deep cuts to Medicaid and other social services -- remains the consensus position of the GOP despite the growing political backlash against them.
Voting with all of the Democrats against debating the plan were Sens. Scott Brown (R-MA), Olympia Snowe (R-ME) -- both 2012 incumbents -- along with Sens. Susan Collins (R-ME) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK). Rand Paul (R-KY) voted against it because it wasn't radical enough.
So, let's make it plain for those that are confused.
The Senate Republicans just went along with their House counterparts in voting to END MEDICARE.
As I said before, spread the word. This vote was to END MEDICARE. Ask every Senior Citizen that you know, do they have an extra $500/month lying around....and that's just for starters.