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    Democrat scores upset in Medicare-focused House race

    The Republican at one point led large in the polls and then the tide turned.

    Could this be an indicator of what seniors really think of the Ryan Plan and new Teaparty far right Governors ?

    Democrat Kathy Hochul scored an upset victory Tuesday in a special election for Congress that was viewed as a proxy battle for the future of Medicare.


    AP: Democrat scores upset in Medicare-focused House race - On Politics: Covering the US Congress, Governors, and the 2010 Election - USATODAY.com

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    Re: Democrat scores upset in Medicare-focused House race

    Old people vote in high numbers, you can't **** with them. I just wish my age group voted in greater numbers.
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    Re: Democrat scores upset in Medicare-focused House race

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    Old people vote in high numbers, you can't **** with them. I just wish my age group voted in greater numbers.
    But we have so many better things to do...



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    Re: Democrat scores upset in Medicare-focused House race

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    The Republican at one point led large in the polls and then the tide turned.

    Could this be an indicator of what seniors really think of the Ryan Plan and new Teaparty far right Governors ?

    Democrat Kathy Hochul scored an upset victory Tuesday in a special election for Congress that was viewed as a proxy battle for the future of Medicare.


    AP: Democrat scores upset in Medicare-focused House race - On Politics: Covering the US Congress, Governors, and the 2010 Election - USATODAY.com
    I don't understand this. Isn't Obamacare making cuts to medicare?
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    Re: Democrat scores upset in Medicare-focused House race

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    I don't understand this. Isn't Obamacare making cuts to medicare?
    Not really.

    They're cutting spending in Medicare by cracking down on Medicare fraud, and cutting subsidies for Medicare Advantage. Medicare Advantage has some major benefits, like free check-ups and preventitive care and cheaper meds, but these will be taken over by regular Medicare when the bill goes into full effect. Seniors caught in the switch-over are also getting reimbursed.

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    Re: Democrat scores upset in Medicare-focused House race

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    But we have so many better things to do...



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    ROFL...perfect and true

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    Re: Democrat scores upset in Medicare-focused House race

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    I don't understand this. Isn't Obamacare making cuts to medicare?


    Yes obamacare cuts 400 billion from medicare...and seniors arent for obama care either....but Ryans plan ends medicare for all intents and purposes. The big mistake Ryan made was "claim" that his plan does not effect anyone 55 and older, then in his plan come 2022 when those 55 yrs old are 66 they will pay huge monthly copays that will go up yearly.

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    Re: Democrat scores upset in Medicare-focused House race

    A few quick thoughts:

    1. The outcome provides a snapshot at a specific point in time. It reflects sentiment expressed in a national Washington Post poll. It does not speak much about the 2012 election.
    2. The 2012 election will likely turn on the state of the economy and expectations for the economy going forward for the most part.
    3. There is a real need for policy makers to educate and inform the public on the overall fiscal challenges facing the nation, as the public's understanding of that issue is very poor. Failure to do so could create the kind of resistance that would make sustained credible fiscal consolidation impossible, no matter how it is structured (alternative approaches to the Medicare board or suggested vouchers could be devised).

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    Re: Democrat scores upset in Medicare-focused House race

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    I don't understand this. Isn't Obamacare making cuts to medicare?
    Not to health care spending, no.

    You believe this, though, because of advertisements run against President Obama which were repeated by Fox News, talk radio, bloggers, etc. A lie told often enough...
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    Re: Democrat scores upset in Medicare-focused House race

    It's Obama that wants to create the death panels. How soon people forget.

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