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  Topic: Sen. Durbin: White House has
taken Medicare eligibility
age hike off the table
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Sen. Durbin: White House has
taken Medicare eligibility
age hike off the table

The Hill [Washington, DC], by Alexander Bolton

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 12/13/2012 2:25:32 PM

Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) said he has been told that raising the Medicare eligibility age is “off the table” in deficit talks, limiting the scope of entitlement reform. “I was told that it is not on the table from the White House,” Durbin said. “Raising the Medicare eligibility age.” Durbin, the Senate’s second-ranking Democratic leader, made his comments to reporters after a leadership press conference on the fiscal cliff talks. A group of liberal Democrats have said in recent days that raising
Headline corrected by staff.

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The filthy lying Marxist 0bama never intended to do so, even though he said that to Barbara Walters. What are these Democrats going to do when Medicare is bankrupt? They don´t care. 0bama behaves like a criminal because he sure isn´t negotiating in good faith.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Northcross, 12/13/2012 2:28:07 PM     (No. 9063803)

To the question posed by the OP. The answer is simple. They are going to blame the Republicans and use it as an excuse to raise even more taxes.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: sunsong, 12/13/2012 2:34:27 PM     (No. 9063809)

Well then, take revenues off the table. Two can play this game. The GOP can take the initial hit if we go off the cliff - then the blame will slowly turn to Obama. He seems willing to go over the cliff for a lowsy $85 billion! That can easily fit on a billboard in every House republican members´ district.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 12/13/2012 2:36:10 PM     (No. 9063811)

You want to help the middle class, Harry? Repeal Obamacare! That`ll help all 300 million of us.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: KTWO, 12/13/2012 2:46:42 PM     (No. 9063823)

Always the same now. Politics and nothing but.

If there are enough voters you can´t do it even if it must be done. Doesn´t take a majority of voters, just a few percent.

This accounts for why veterans benefits can be changed. They aren´t a big enough bloc.



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Reply 5 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 12/13/2012 4:26:48 PM     (No. 9064001)

Democrats want to LOWER the eligibility age to
26, so that when a child loses his parents Health Plan, he/she can immediately access Medicare.

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