Thursday, September 27, 2012

.@GOP Senate Candidate Tommy Thompson: ‘Who Better Than Me… To Do Away With Medicaid and Medicare?’ #p2 #tcot

Republicans and their defenders have claimed that the GOP's massive proposed cuts to the nation's health care safety net will not eliminate Medicare or Medicaid. The Romney campaign even released talking pointsclaiming GOP proposals would "strengthen Medicare" shortly after they announced that Paul Ryan, the author of a 2011 plan to phase out Medicare, would be the vice presidential candidate. Yet, in a speech last May to a conservative group, former Bush Secretary of Health and Human Services and U.S. Senate candidate Tommy Thompson (R-WI) appeared to admit that the GOP's proposals have a far more nefarious purpose:

[W]ho better than me, who's already finished one of the entitlement programs, to come up with programs to do away with Medicaid and Medicare?

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