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Public Statements

Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid

Floor Speech

Location: Washington, DC

* Mr. BACA. Mr. Speaker, I urge my colleagues on the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction to not make cuts to vital safety net programs like Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid.

* 52.5 Million people received Social Security in 2009 alone--and 3 million seniors live below the $11,000 federal poverty level.

* Today, 40 million Americans are enrolled in Medicare.

* More than 48 million people rely on Medicaid services.

* Unfortunately, Republicans want to turn back the clock and place increasing costly burdens on the backs of America's seniors and their families.

* We must not ask seniors to sacrifice benefits before asking the wealthiest few and major companies to pay their fair share.

* Seniors have health care security and a greater financial security because of these services--we must ensure their protection and avoid cuts that will negatively impact job creation.

* We must lower our long-term deficit and work together to find a better solution so that America's beneficiaries are not at risk.

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