30 May '11, 8pm

Blue Dogs Draw The Line At Ending Medicare

The Blue Dog Democrats, a group of "socially conservative, fiscally conservative" Dems who have often been known to jump ship on their party in order to join forces with the Republicans -- most recently to try and block health care reform -- have found the one policy that even they are too timid to cross the line for. Dismantling Medicare. According to the Hill , the Blue Dog Coalition had been heavily courted by Rep. Paul Ryan and the House Budget committee to try and garner some extra support for the Ryan Budget Plan, where Republicans hope to remove the social safety net, end Medicare and replace it with a voucher program, and keep the Bush Tax breaks for millionaires in place. And although the coalition often supports many of those missions, they aren't having anything to do with Ryan. [Arkansas Rep. Mike] Ross, communications chairman for the Blue Dog Coalition, told ...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/politics/blog/blue-dogs-draw-...

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