Kuster, Shea-Porter Plan Cuts $500 Billion from Medicare

Concord, NH –  New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Wayne MacDonald released the following statement today regarding DNC Chairman Debbie Wasserman Schultz's visit to New Hampshire.

"Debbie talks a good game, but her rhetoric ignores reality.  To help pay for ObamaCare, the Democrats cut Medicare benefits by $500 billion, a plan supported by Annie Kuster and Carol Shea-Porter.  At a time when seniors face increasing costs, it’s outrageous that Democrats not only cut this important program, but they also have no plan to prevent it from going bankrupt. If Shea-Porter and Kuster really support seniors and Medicare, they’ll use this visit by their party leadership to explain to voters why they supported cutting $500 billion from Medicare.”

On Meet the Press, Senator John Kerry admits Democrats cut $500 billion from Medicare: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPRhEAaqQ1E&feature=youtu.be

Yesterday Debbie Wasserman Schultz criticized the GOP plan to protect and preserve Medicare, despite her party's failed leadership on the issue: http://www.unionleader.com/article/20120725/NEWS0602/707199954/1010/news06