REPUBLICAN'S Death Squad
Ryan proposes slashing the Medicaid health care program for the poor and disabled by more than $700 billion.
Ryan's plan embraces tough new spending levels required under the unpopular, across-the-board spending cuts known as a sequester that began to take effect this month. But in order to protect the Pentagon, Republicans cut even more deeply into the day-to-day operating budgets of domestic agencies next year, slashing them from the $506 billion projected under the 2011 debt and budget pact to $414 billion — an unprecedented 18 percent cut.
Ryan revives his controversial plan that, starting in 2024 for workers born in 1959 or after, would replace traditional Medicare with a voucher-like government subsidy for people to buy health insurance on the open market. A system that no American wants.
The House panel approved the plan, by Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., late Wednesday by a 22-17 party-line vote.
Republicans barreled ahead with an approach that whacks spending by $4.6 trillion, promises sweeping cuts to Medicaid and domestic agencies for the poor and disabled, including disabled military veterans. Referencing to them as " Entitlement Seekers ".
These Republican proposals sweep the poor and disabled aside like trash.