I saw a town meeting with Rep Sensenbrenner a few years back when one of my older neighbors, well into his 70's I'd say, pointed his finger from the microphone and told Rep. Sensenbrenner to "tell those socialists to keep their dirty mitts off his Medicare." Sensenbrenner, without blinking, said "I promise."
He who lives by Medicare D, dies by Medicare D.
For Democrats, GOP budget is Christmas in March - Seung Min Kim - POLITICO.com
“They can run, but they cannot hide from their Medicare plan, which ends the Medicare guarantee at the same time they’re providing big new tax breaks to millionaires and protecting special interest tax loopholes,” Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) told POLITICO in an interview Monday.
At the heart of the Democrats’ war against the House GOP proposal — spearheaded by Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) — is its plan to dramatically reshape Medicare in order to contain costs and keep the health care program for seniors viable. This year’s budget is expected to incorporate a modified version of the Medicare revamp drafted by both Ryan and Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) that would allow seniors to keep the traditional Medicare program or enroll in an alternative private plan.