Tuesday, May 24, 2011

“You’re on Your Own”

“No matter how hard you’ve worked your whole life, no matter how severe your medical hardship, the Republican motto is clear: you’re on your own. This lays bare the ideology behind their goal of ending of Medicare as we know it.”—Senator Charles Schumer (D-New York), responding to GOP Representative Rob Woodall of Georgia’s suggestion to a constituent that Medicare recipients whose employers don’t supply insurance for retirees should be required to fend for themselves.

More Republican callousness toward Americans can be found beneath this headline in Steve Benen’s Political Animal column: “Cantor Demands Spending-cut Ransom for Missouri Aid.”

1 comment:

Barbara said...

It never fails to amaze me how Republicans (many of them too wealthy to have any worries about the future) can say these things and yet my Republican friends and neighbors still think their party is on their side. Poor deluded souls.