GOP Unveils Latest Salvo In Health Reform Battle: Seniors' Bill Of Rights
Aug 25, 2009
Republicans unveiled what they've termed the "Health Care Bill of Right for Seniors" Monday in an attempt to tailor their messages to the elderly, The Washington Post reports.
"The Republican National Committee's 'bill of rights' includes calls to 'protect Medicare,' 'prohibit efforts to ration health care based on age' and 'ensure seniors can keep their current coverage.' The list does not represent an actual reform proposal -- congressional GOP leaders have not introduced a plan of their own -- but rather a series of things Republicans think reform should not do."
RUSH LIMBAUGH: You seasoned citizens out there, in addition to the fact that the Obama administration has plans for you called Cash for Caskets, get this. "Millions of older people face shrinking Social Security checks next year. The trustees who oversee Social Security are projecting there won't be a lost-of-living adjustment for the next two years.
That hasn't happened since automatic increases were adopted in 1975. Cost-of-living adjustments are pegged to inflation which has been negative this year largely because energy prices are below 2008 levels." Now, this could also be a ploy designed to get seasoned citizens on board for health care, whatever health care the Obama administration wants. But it isn't going to work. This is just going to add up to more negatives for Obama. The seasoned citizen population is well aware of Obama's Cash for Caskets program with them in the caskets. In fact, ladies and gentlemen, we told you about the VA Death Book last week. The Obama administration, ladies and gentlemen, has decided they need to counter the bad publicity.
RUSH: Here's that story again from the AP. It was posted yesterday: "'Millions Face Shrinking Social Security Payments' -- Millions of older people face shrinking Social Security checks next year, the first time in a generation that payments would not rise." Isn't this a cut? Shouldn't the correct language in the State-Controlled Media be: "Social Security Recipients Face Cut in Benefits the Next Two Years?" Rationed benefits, cuts in Social Security. Now, for you senior citizens out there, I am not making this up. If this were happening with the Bush administration, the word "cut" would be all over the headline and in the story. Your Social Security is being cut because you're not getting a cost of living adjustment for the next two years.
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