Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Democrats Revive Medicare As Political Weapon

Blogger note: Stop playing political ping pong with people's lives!!
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Just how powerful is Medicare as a political weapon? So powerful that for the past two election cycles it's been a favorite cudgel for both Republicans and Democrats.

And the election of Democrat Kathy Hochul to fill a traditionally GOP seat in upstate New York in May is just the latest demonstration.

Hochul and the national Democratic party ran a campaign based on large part on the House Republican Budget passed in April that would essential privatize the government program for the elderly and disabled. And their campaign worked.


Source and More:
http://www.npr.org/2011/06/14/137161683/democrats-revive-medicare-as-political-weapon

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