Forty-one Republicans beg President Obama to make GOP medicare plans secret

Republicants have written to President Obama asking him to call off Democratic Party attacks on their plan to replace medicare with voucherless vouchers.

Forty-one Republican freshmen, elected with the support of the Tea Party Terrorists begged President Obama to let their plans stay secret.

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/documents/2011/05/house-go…

Nancy Pelosi replied.

To: GOP Freshman (AGAIN)
Fr: Democratic Leader’s Press Office
Da: May 11, 2011
Re: Your Vote to End Medicare Is Here to StayWe know it’s hard for you to accept the anger over your vote to end Medicare as we know it, but holding a press conference to ask the American people to ignore your irresponsible vote is, frankly, a bit puzzling. You defended your vote just two weeks ago, but you didn’t like what you got back from your constituents. It’s time to take responsibility for your actions.

Wall Street Journal – GOP Freshmen Appeal to Obama for Calm Discussion on Medicare

TPMDC – GOP Freshmen On Medicare Attacks: Let’s Let Bygones Be Bygones

Washington Monthly – House GOP freshmen conveniently forget 2010

In case you missed it, here’s the helpful memo we sent your way yesterday.

To: GOP Freshman
Fr: Democratic Leader’s Press Office
Da: May 10, 2011
Re: The Truth Hurts — You Did Vote to End Medicare as We Know It

Just half a day after Speaker Boehner said he wants to engage in “honest conversations about how best to preserve Medicare” (ie: the GOP’s plan to end Medicare as we know it), you are trying to silence criticism of your vote supporting the plan.

From Politico:

A group of House Republican freshmen, tired of getting hammered on Medicare, is leading a fresh protest against Democrats’ tactics on the senior citizen health care program.

Rep. Adam Kinzinger sent a letter to the White House Tuesday signed by 41 of his classmates “calling on President Obama to end the ‘MediSCARE’ tactics,” according to a release today…

The latest freshman demonstration comes just weeks after some of the new members faced tough questions from constituents in town halls after their vote to alter Medicare by turning it into a program that provides federal subsidies for the purchase of private plans. Some of the freshmen who made headlines for their raucous town halls, including Pennsylvania Reps. Pat Meehan and Lou Barletta, and Florida’s Allen West, signed onto the letter.

Sometimes the truth hurts.

House Republicans voted for a GOP budget that:

Ends Medicare as we know it.

Forces seniors to pay over $6,000 more a year.

Requires a 54-year-old today to save an additional $182,000 in his or her retirement account, or $250 a week, just to pay the costs of the plan.

Democrats have a plan to ensure older Americans have access to affordable, high quality care – it’s called Medicare and it currently serves more than 46 million Americans.

We are committed to preserving Medicare—not ending it. Will the GOP finally join us?

Republicants responded with oh please let us get away with this so we can cut taxes for billionaires. They are so hard pressed.

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  1. May 12, 2011 at 12:53 am

    The Tea Party Republicans better learn how to deal with the blow back they created, instead of crying foul all the time.

    The best thing that could happen is to vote these clowns out of office.

  2. hypocritebasher
    May 12, 2011 at 6:53 pm

    I am waiting for the liberal hypocrites response to Obozo’s promise to close Gitmo in his first year of office. It is still open.

    He lied.

    • May 15, 2011 at 11:54 am

      You really do not understand the US Constitution do you? You think it is only the second amendment. President Obama signed an Executive Order to close GITMO on his first day in Office. Then 96 Senators (a veto proof majority) following fear and nimbyism voted to block funding for a transfer.

      What do you want the President to do?

  3. hypocritebasher
    May 21, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    Obozo had a filibuster proof majority in Congress. He failed to close Gitmo, and the idiot liberals are chumps for voting for him.

  1. May 12, 2011 at 12:54 am

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