Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Daily Kos: Pelosi to GOP freshmen: The truth about your plan to end Medicare hurts

Wed May 11, 2011 at 03:20 PM PDT
By Joan McCarter for Daily Kos

This is unbelievably rich. 
House Republican freshmen admit that their so-called "MediScare" attacks on Democrats helped them win a big majority in 2010. Democrats had voted for the health care law, which included $500 billion in "cuts" to Medicare — primarily slashing overpayments to private insurers — and Republican challengers never let them forget it.

Now, they say, it's time to let bygones be bygones....

On Tuesday, Kinzinger and 41 of his colleagues sent a letter to President Obama, asking him to rein in Democratic attacks on GOP members who voted for the House budget, which includes a plan to privatize Medicare and cap spending on the program.

"We ask that you stand above partisanship, condemn the disingenuous attacks and work with this Congress to reform spending on entitlement programs," the letter reads.
Can you say "death panels"?

Even better than this, however, is Leader Pelosi's response, in the form of a memo to GOP freshmen.

Read More... You HAVE to read Rep. Pelosi's response! (JM)