WNO - Video: Gov. Jim Douglas (R-VT) Says Medicare Cuts Worry Seniors


Video: Gov. Jim Douglas (R-VT) Tells Obama That Governing Is Tougher Than Campaigning.

"I think that he's [Obama's] finding that governing is a lot tougher than seeking the office."


Who: Governor Jim Douglas (R-VT), Chairman of the National Governors Association

What: Exclusive interview regarding health care, the national debt, and the tea parties.

When: Friday, September18th, 2009.


Douglas Soundbite #1: Reduce Health Care Costs.

"It's a critically important issue that we reform how we care for the American people, but we have to do it in a way that reduces costs that is sustainable and that improves the quality of that care."


Douglas Soundbite 2: Don't Increase Debt Beyond Our Capacity To Pay.

"The American people are going to be shouldering trillions of dollars of debt that will be passed onto future generations, and we need to be sure that we don't increase that beyond our capacity to pay. Government is about making tough decision and establishing priorities."


Douglas Soundbite 3: Medicare Cuts Worry Seniors.

"I think that the American people are understandably concerned when they hear that Medicare, that provides support for so many older Americans, might be reduced…When older Americans hear that Medicare is going to be cut by hundreds of billions of dollars, they're going to react."


Length of Full Interview: 4:17

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