Republican Plan to End Medicare

Floor Speech

By:  Joe Baca, Sr.
Date: March 27, 2012
Location: Washington, DC

Mr. BACA. Madam Speaker, here we go again. This week, the House will vote on yet another Republican plan to end Medicare as we know it.

America's seniors have given a lifetime of service to our Nation. They deserve better than to be left out in the cold.

If it becomes law, the Republican budget will end the Medicare guarantee of secure health coverage for our seniors and replace Medicare with a voucher system that would, instead, give our seniors a premium support payment.

Even worse, the Republican budget gives new tax breaks to millionaires, billionaires, and Big Oil companies. Economists agree the Republican budget plan would destroy 4.1 million American jobs by the end of 2014.

Last year the American people weren't fooled by the dangerous and unfair House Republican budget. If it didn't work the first time, it's not going to work this time.

Let us work together on a bipartisan budget that does not favor the super-rich over seniors and the middle class.