Monday, August 13, 2012

Badey on Paul Ryan

from the weekend inbox, a statement from George Badey, Democratic candidate for the 7th congressional district:

“Today’s news makes Congressman Meehan’s votes for Ryan’s plan to privatize Medicare all the more real, serious, and dangerous. We now know that ending Medicare as we know it is the central plank of the Romney-Ryan ticket and will be the defining issue in the 2012 elections. Congressman Meehan has already voted for it twice, despite his promise in 2010 to vote against the Ryan agenda.

“If this bill was signed by Romney into law, seniors would pay $6,400 more a year for their health care and nearly four million seniors would be forced to pay an additional $2.2 billion for prescription drugs next year alone.

“There is a clear difference between me and Congressman Meehan on this issue. He voted twice to end Medicare as we know it and force seniors to pay $6,400 more a year in premiums in order to protect subsidies for oil companies. I'm running to protect seniors and middle class Pennsylvania families from this reckless agenda. I look forward to letting voters choose which makes more sense.”

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