After getting upset about the Arizona fiasco, I just heard on the NPR news tonight that the Republicans want to drastically cut Medicaid and Medicare in 2012, while at the same time reducing the top tax bracket from 35% to 25%.
The Medicaid plan is to give block grants to the states and then wash their hands of it, and the Medicare plan is to give seniors a fixed amount to buy private insurance. Wow! That will be SO much help when you have multiple medical conditions, and no private firm is willing to insure you, or if you DO find a company, the premium is MUCH higher than what the govt. is giving you. And the amount they give will not be adjusted for inflation or anything else.
Another example of the increasing selfishness and mean-spiritedness of the rich who want to balance the budget on the backs of the poor, elderly and chronically ill. After all, they EARNED their wealth – why didn’t you?