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May 31st, 2011
10:52 AM ET

Rep. Steve Israel: ‘We will not negotiate the end of Medicare’

Congress heads back to Capitol Hill today, with a debate over Rep. Paul Ryan’s budget plan and a vote in the House on the debt ceiling expected to occur this week.

This morning, Representative Steve Israel (D-NY), Chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, joins the AM anchors to discuss the hard choices both political parties have to make to fix the national deficit problem.


Filed under: Deficit • Democrats
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  1. Joanna

    WHY don't you call out this fear-mongering red herring for what it is...a fraud...a completely "manufactured" crisis, by the Right Wing to...once again... scare the hell out of the American people to get them to agree to cut down the federal government (the evil empire), wipe out the Middle Class, and feed more $ into the corporate coffers of the already fabulously wealthy and the "wanna-be" billionaires.
    You're a NEWS agency. Why aren't you ferreting out the TRUTH and reporting it...???
    The US does NOT have a spending problem that cannot be fixed. The US has a REVENUE problem, due to the lowest taxes in 60 years.
    Come on...report the TRUTH. Call out the Ultra Conservatives.

    June 1, 2011 at 6:47 am |
  2. Amir

    : )

    May 31, 2011 at 5:12 pm |
  3. Gloria

    Paul Ryan is HEARTLESS. His plans to suggest the Medicare Cuts he is proposing are rediculously foolish. He obviously has no parents who rely on Medicare, Aunts, Uncles, Sisters, brothers, grandparents or even a sick neighbor. He is fortunate to have great Medical Coverage for him and his Family through our Government. Someone like me who worked their entire life and one dark day became sick is screwed with his new proposed plan. I didn't ask to become sick and be forced to stop working and utilize the Social Security System that I paid into my entire adult life. I would much rather be working, not be sick and be able to afford a better life for me and my Son. This is not the option most people choose as their lives. If Medicare gets cut any further I will lose my Secondary Insurance (that I can hardly afford) and will more than likely not live long after that. I have an Altered Cystic Fibrosis Gene that went active in 2004, and is attacking my body. Today, I have 28 Diseases and some are debilitating. If I was his Mother I would be ashamed of him.

    G.L.

    May 31, 2011 at 4:20 pm |