Within minutes of Kevin McCarthy being elected Speaker of the House, President Biden made it clear that cutting Social Security and Medicare is a no-go.
President Biden said that Democrats are the real party of fiscal responsibility while Republicans want blow up the deficit with tax cuts for the rich.
Democrats have delivered as for the first time in history Social Security checks will increase and Medicare premiums will decrease.
Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) tried to claim that Democrats are cutting with their reconciliation bill but was called out on Face The Nation.
On June 7, the F.D.A approved the use of the controversial Alzheimer’s treatment Aduhelm. This led to a backlash from many Alzheimer’s experts, who say that evidence for the drug’s effectiveness is limited.
Medicare for all.
That very phrase has the potential to produce several very palpable responses.
Republicans are, naturally, opposed to it since it promises to circumvent the private health insurance industry’s profit motive.
Over the course of 2020, the federal government spent a massive amount trying to deal with the economic fallout of the pandemic. Republicans and Democrats agreed that in the face of crisis, America needed to put the fire out first, worry about all the water they were using later. But in 2021, people are beginning to worry about these giant costs, especially coming on top of the existing federal debt. Republicans say it’s a looming problem, Democrats say that’s just an excuse to oppose progressive priorities. So who’s right? Or do they maybe both have a point? Manhattan Institute budget expert Brian Riedl explains in this edited transcript.
Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden unveiled plans to lower the Medicare eligibility age to 60 and wipe out student loan debt for the poor and middle-class.
Trump's budget tries to pay for his tax cut for wealthy and corporations by slashing funding to Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security Disability.
Trump was asked at Davos if cutting entitlements will ever be on his plate, and he said they will be if he wins a second term.
The best chance of shifting America’s popular mind might be to focus on these campaign promises, keeping the conversation on what Trump has done. Has he worked for the American people? Or is he working for Trump and lining his own pockets?
Senate Majority Leader, Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) tried to use the failed Republican tax cuts for the rich to guilt Democrats into cutting Social Security and Medicare to lower the deficit.
The op-ed, which states “Democrats ‘Medicare for All’ plan will demolish promises to seniors,” contains previously debunked claims, the Post wrote.
While the American people are rightly outraged by the Trump administration's abuse of migrant children, House Republicans proposed a budget that would gut Medicare and Medicaid.
One way to measure the immense failure of the tenure of Paul Ryan as Speaker of the House is how little he was able to accomplish with respect to his pet project of reforming Medicare.
Before running for Vice President with Mitt Romney Ryan was in charge of the budget for the House of Representatives and he was seen as the person who knew more about the federal budget than anyone. And he always said that Medicare was going to be a huge problem and something needed to be done about it.
If this is such a fine piece of legislation, why didn't congressional Republicans rush it to the White House today to get the president's signature on it?
Not only would taxes go up on millions of senior citizens, but the same report also noted that they could see a drop in the benefits they receive from programs like Medicare.
Democratic Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Sherrod Brown (D-OH) have introduced legislation that would allow people age 55-64 to buy into Medicare. This modified public option would give an additional 41 million Americans access to Medicare.
Senate Democratic Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said on ABC's This Week that after the insurance markets are stabilized, Democrats will push for all options on the table including making Medicare and Medicaid available to all through a buy in a.k.a. the public option.
For their next act of malevolence after voting to take away health care from 24 million people, House Republicans are plotting to cut $500 billion from Medicare, Medicaid, food stamps, and unemployment benefits in 2018.
"There are ways that we can not only allow the president to keep his promise, but to help him keep his promise by fixing (cutting) some of these programs."
Price as head of HHS will make the GOP attempt to take health insurance from millions of Americans much easier.
The new Republican rule implicitly instructs the CBO not to say how much it will cost taxpayers to repeal Obamacare, because it is frightening.
It would be a mistake to talk about Medicare specifics now. It’s an important issue, but we can’t do everything at once, and we shouldn’t try.
Lewandowski repeated a Trump campaign lie and said: “Donald Trump won the election campaign by the largest majority since Ronald Reagan in 1984.”
Trump promised his base he wouldn’t even think about or entertain any proposal to touch Medicare; now he vows "modernization" with a Paul Ryan coupon.
AARP should be more sensitive to its retired members who are vulnerable to ALEC-supported legislative efforts to eliminate Social Security.
It is possible Paul Ryan is not an avid nativist, but he is a Republican and the fact that he wants a racist to advance his conservative agenda exposes him as bad of a human being as Donald Trump.
"Doctors get paid more if they prescribe really expensive drugs because they get paid a percentage of the cost of the drug as an incentive."
Krugman points out that with GOP control the House, it may take many years before Republicans agree to provide more funding for a healthcare system
The reality is that when Democrats did have majorities in both houses of Congress they were barely able to pass health-care insurance reform
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is demanding Social Security and Medicare cuts in exchange for his vote to raise the debt ceiling.
Kasich dismissed criticism of his attitude as "silly" and said "difficult" changes are necessary in order to stabilize Social Security
President Obama is pushing back against the Republican lies about Medicare while celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid.
It would be difficult for even Fox News to argue against the idea that Republicans only campaign, and act, according to the will of the Koch brothers, and two candidates for the Republican presidential nomination are already vying to impress, and best serve the interests of, the Koch brothers, not the American people.
Jeb Bush told an audience at a Koch brothers' sponsored Americans for Prosperity event in New Hampshire, that we need to phase out Medicare.
The 61 House Democrats led by Congressional Progressive Caucus co-chairs Keith Ellison and Raul Grijalva are demanding a new funding mechanism for the cost of TAA for displaced workers; but they did not call for a corporate tax hike to cover the cost. Why? Because this is America and corporations get a free ride which is precisely why Washington politicians let corporations write the trade agreement in secret.
It is glaringly obvious that for regardless the reason Senator Sanders self-labels himself as a "democratic socialist," or whatever negative connotations that label socialist has according to constant harping by Republicans, most Americans support Mr. Sanders' policies.
Republicans in the Senate have discovered yet another means of cutting Medicare to add insult to injury from the already damage-ridden Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement that benefits no-one but the big corporations who wrote the ill-advised proposal.
What is missing from the long list of Koch demands to abolish virtually the entire government is exactly how it will help Americans.
The same people that apparently hate the libertarian Koch brothers are looking on Rand Paul as a decent human being; a monumental error one expects moronic Republicans to make, but not anyone on the left.
In a rare moment of bipartisan cooperation, the US House overwhelmingly passed a Medicare payment overhaul bill on Thursday.
Since 2009 it has been painfully obvious that Republicans or their supporters do not want Americans to have access to healthcare whatsoever, and it is particularly curious because they claim to be devout followers of Christ.
House Republicans have once again shown that they have little regard for the average American family or the typical American worker.
The big plan the new Koch Senate is due to propose this week is cutting food stamps substantially and giving the reduced amounts directly to states in the form of "block grants."
On Friday, Robert Costa at The Washington Post reported that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie disclosed his 2016 platform to a group of Republican policy analysts on Monday.
During the Tuesday broadcast of Morning Joe, host Joe Scarborough claimed "climate alarmists" are denying science by opposing the extension of the Keystone oil pipeline.
According to one angry racist Republican, the start of ethnic cleansing is when an African American President takes executive action on immigration enforcement to create a Socialism-loving brown population.
In fact, there is very little that Ted Cruz even likes about this country, including the United States Constitution, that he would burn to the ground in a hot second if he were able.
It is difficult to believe that any American might think, even for a nano-second, that Republicans serve anyone other than the rich and corporations, and it is why they are hesitant to lay out their true agenda heading into the midterm elections.
Democrats have a living, breathing example of privatizing Medicare, and frankly everything in the Path to Prosperity budget, that has done nothing Republicans promise and everything Democrats warned will come to pass. If he has accomplished nothing else, Kansas Governor Sam Brownback has given Democrats and all of America a preview of precisely what a Republican Congress will do to America.
McConnell asserted that belief in, and support for, the government is "an act of true radicalism," something that makes the Founding Fathers and the great majority of Americans "true radicals."
If any American thinks the Republicans will not follow through on their shutdown threat, they are deluded because McConnell's own words encapsulated the entire conservative mindset when he promised that "Obama won't like it, but that will be done. I guarantee it."
After your next checkup, if you know your doc pretty well, take a little time and ask him/her how the insurance companies are treating him/her under the new government health care plan.
In Republican parlance, when they say "what the people want," they mean their wealthy benefactors the Koch brothers, ALEC, and Wall Street who are the "American people" to Republicans.
Will Senator Elizabeth Warren's political economic populist movement change US economics and politics now and in the future?
Today, we take a close look at the Senate Finance Committee and their relentless and unfair attempts to discredit the Affordable Care Act
As devastating as the food stamp cuts that took effect may be, they are just a preview of increased hunger 48 million Americans are going to face when Republicans led by Paul Ryan decimate SNAP.
The healthcare.gov website has been online for 2 weeks. It works, but must be improved. There has been an overload of political and media focus and furor about the problems of the Healthcare.Gov website.
If you were to believe the headlines, it would appear that Blue Cross and their ilk are terrified of ACA. Quite the opposite is true.
The fiscal scolds at Fix The Debt are again demanding 'reforms' to Social Security and Medicare. Their entire argument is based on a myth.
The right-wing uses the people's fear of new technology to try to stop "Obamacare". Many experts said that Y2K would lead to TEOFTWAWKI (the end of the world as we know it).
It can hardly be disputed that throughout Barack Obama's tenure as President, Republicans have not made one concession or presented one piece of legislation to benefit the people.
Republicans exposed themselves as the traitors they are because about 70% of the 86,000 civilians employed at 16 U.S. intelligence agencies have been furloughed.
The GOP's debt ceiling demands are a composite Ryan budget, Koch policy meeting demands,"and ALEC social policy reform package all rolled into one ransom note, and the people are the big losers.
One might be inclined to believe politicians would be repulsed that the richest nation in the history of the world is home to an impoverished underclass, but for Republicans it is a badge of honor
Charles Koch has joined Republicans pushing to eliminate the nation's minimum wage. He implied that getting rid of minimum wage laws was the ultimate secret to lifting Americans out of poverty.
For some reason, only Republicans remember that it was the poor, public sector workers, and retirees who created the country's economic malaise, and they are duty-bound to make them pay restitution.
While conservatives whine about White House tours cancer patients will die because of their sequester cuts.
The Chained-CPI amounts to punishing seniors for living longer.
As Paul Ryan's (R-WI) budget advances toward the finishing line in the Republican-led House, a new Rasmussen poll shows Ryan flailing with a 15 point drop.
Paul Ryan is lying to justify inflicting more pain on the American people for the sheer joy of giving the richest 1% nearly 15% in tax cuts.
Americans are being held responsible for Republicans' debt for two unnecessary wars, costly prescription plan, tax cuts for the rich, and gifts to the oil industry.
A Republican by any rebranding is still pushing education cuts, Medicare privatization, cuts to Medicaid, safety net cuts, and the vaunted "tax reforms" to benefit corporations and the wealthy.
Paul Ryan justified his no vote for Sandy victims claiming that maintaining the existing flood insurance relief program was irresponsible.
Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) destroyed Republican talking points regarding the debt ceiling on Face the Nation, and then upped the ante for more revenue.
As a hateful attempt to cut the nation's deficit, and avoid the dreaded fiscal cliff, the GOP is going all in to make cuts to Medicare despite the damage to the nation's elderly, and the budget.
The tragedy is that Republicans are more than willing to see America suffer a deep recession than they are to abandon their ideology of upward wealth redistribution to the wealthy.
The GOP bears most of the blame for the economic woes over the past 12 years whether it was unfunded tax cuts, two wars, blocking job creation, credit downgrade, sequestration, and the fiscal cliff.
Conservatives should be thankful the rest of the population elected a President not inclined to deliberately cause suffering for 98% of the American people, including them.
Some liberals have the mind-boggling view there is no difference between Romney & Obama, and are even planning not to vote for Obama in swing states.
There is no demographic that supports Romney that is not inexorably linked to their own destruction and unfortunately, to their family members, friends, and this country's future.
The government Romney and Republicans propose is not business friendly, it is business-owned and operated, and the people are expendable assets.
Now that the deadline has passed for Todd Akin to drop out of the race Sen. Claire McCaskill is hitting him hard on his legitimate rape comments.
It turns out that when Mitt Romney attacked 150 million Americans for being dependent on government, he was really targeting the ten red states who have the most non-taxpayers
Nancy Pelosi did everything but send Mitt Romney a thank you card and a fruit basket, while discussing how the GOP nominee helped House Democrats by picking Paul Ryan.
Mitt Romney celebrated the college football season with lies about the economy and job creation and Obama told Ohioans to punt his plan away
Missouri Republican Todd Akin says that women who are legitimately raped don't get pregnant and that abortion punishes the child, not the rapist
President Obama responded to Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan's rash of Medicare lies by setting record straight on what a Romney presidency would mean for Medicare.
Just like Sarah Palin's bridge to nowhere, Paul Ryan is a secret pork lover who blames President Obama for his own federal spending on camera.
The GOP's so called policy wonk spread lies about Medicare to America's seniors that were taken from Koch Brothers funded television ads.
The inconsistencies between Paul Ryan's life and his ideals about self-reliance are impossible to overlook.
Now that Willard Romney chose Paul Ryan as his running mate, the GOP are misleading voters with a term that is not only inaccurate, it is an epic lie.
Rachel Maddow shows us what a monumental mistake the Romney Campaign made in selecting the Kill Medicare Guy as his running mate
This ticket will absolutely depend on low-information voters enamored with right wing media. In point of fact, the vast majority of this country would be harmed by the policies these men represent.
Does Romney's choice of Paul Ryan as his running mate signal his campaign is tacking to the right again, or is Ryan tacking left? It seems the first casualty will be Ryan's near-universally reviled budget plan, but can Mitt really defang Ryan and get him ready for primetime?
By bringing Ryan on the ticket, elderly Americans will have a hard time supporting two men who intend on handing out vouchers for healthcare insurance that leaves seniors with substandard coverage.
Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are going to have some company on the campaign trail. Women around the country are already mobilizing against the Romney/Ryan ticket.