Sunday, December 13, 2009

Kanjorski Disingenous About Medicare and Social Security

Like most press releases from the Mitchell et al camp for Paul Kanjorski claims about Kanjo protecting Social Security anbd Medicare fall in the same category, disingenous. In todays Times Leader RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press Writer, tells us that Medicare's giant trust fund for inpatient care will be insolvent in NINE years. If that is protecting us only the heavens can help us.

Previously SOP wrote
Here's what Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson had to say about Social Security last year according to Jeanne Sahadi, senior writer.

Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, saying that Social Security is "financially unsustainable," called Tuesday for quick action to keep the system strong and released a report detailing the program's funding shortfalls.

The federal government will have to start paying back what it owes the Social Security trust fund in 2017 so the program can continue paying 100% of benefits. By 2041, if the system is left unchanged, Social Security will only be able to pay out 78% of benefits promised to future retirees.

If Paul Kanjorski is so concerned about healthcare reform why did he vote NO on this issue of malpractice reform? Not only did he do it once he did it twice.

He also voted against the Small Business Health Fairness Act of 2004. He didn't want persons to carry over any money that left in their flexible spending accounts into the next year. What was the harm, Paul?

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