Making like it was a big deal, the (anonymous) Democratic spokesman quickly pointed out that they did not want the Medicare eligibility age to increase from 65-67. And then, thinking it would be impressive, "The cuts are limited to those that Obama and Boehner had discussed and already informally agreed to." (Oh, what a relief!!). Of course, no specifics of those Medicare cuts they want were released. They have been coming out in drips and drabs. See my blog of September 26th.
October 26, 2011
THE DEMOCRATS PRESENT THEIR MEDICARE CUTS TO THE SUPER COMMITTEE
Oh, boy the Democrats just made their official "Presentation" to the nation via the televised (CSPAN) Super Committee. They call for $400 Billion in Medicare Savings (cuts). With $200 Billion coming from Medicare recipients. I guess that means 200B from payments to Providers (which does effect recipients) and 200B directly from the pocket of Medicare recipients.