How Skewed is the Press? Kathy Hochul’s Special Election Triumph Sends Republicans Ominous Medicare Message
Medicare overhaul proposal causing GOP stress
WASHINGTON – Little more than a month after they backed sweeping changes to Medicare, Republicans are on the political defensive, losing a House seat long in their possession and exhibiting significant internal strains for the first time since last fall’s election gains.
“We’ve got to get beyond this,” Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., said recently after several days of back and forth over the proposal he authored and included in the budget that cleared on a party line vote. “And we’ve got to get onto a serious conversation about what it takes to fix the fiscal problems in this country.”
Under Ryan’s proposal, Medicare would remain unchanged for those 55 or older, including the millions who now receive health care under the program. Anyone younger would be required to obtain coverage from a private insurer, with the government providing a subsidy to cover part of the cost of premiums.
In the weeks since the budget cleared, President Barack Obama led a Democratic attack and GOP presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich sharply criticized Ryan’s proposal before apologizing a day or two later.
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According to the LSM:
Republican Scott Brown winning Ted Kennedy’s seat – Mandate? No / Fluke? – yes
Republicans take over the house in a landslide in 2010 – Mandate? No / Public stupidity? – yes
Wisconsin – Kloppenburg BEATS Prosser by 204 votes – UNION MANDATE YES!!! oooops – correction Prosser beats Kloppenburg by 7000+ votes – Mandate? uh no / Fluke? – yes
TODAY’s NEWS: Democrat Kathy Hochul wins over Republican Jane Corwin in a Special New York congressional race to replace disgraced Republican Congressman Sex Scandal. MANDATE on MEDICARE! – RESOUNDING YES!!!
The Associated Press: Medicare Overhaul Proposal Causing GOP Stress
The New York Times: Democrat Wins GOP Seat; Rebuke Seen To Medicare Plan
Los Angeles Times: Medicare Proposal May Have Cost GOP A House Seat In New York
The Associated Press: Medicare Key To Shocking Dem Win In NY House Race
ABC News: Referendum On Medicare? Democrat Wins Special Election In GOP-Leaning NY-26
CBS: Kathy Hochul’s Special Election Triumph Sends Republicans Ominous Medicare Message
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