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May 4th, 2011
10:29 AM ET

Rep. Barletta:'If we do nothing, there won't be any Medicare'

Capitol Hill returns to business as usual over budget plans, jobs, and rising gas prices after a two-week recess.Over the recess, many members of Congress faced angry constituents over Rep. Paul Ryan's plan to revamp Medicare among other proposals. Constituents were also angered by rising gas prices and the lack of jobs. Rep. Lou Barletta, R-Pennsylvania, faced angry constituents at Town Halls during the recess most notably about medicare. He speaks to CNN's Christine Romans.

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  1. slider

    Does anyone have a memory??? ObamaCare cuts 500 billion from medicare, why is no one upset about that.

    May 5, 2011 at 7:10 pm |
  2. Dan from Chicago, IL

    To all members of congress and those payed by the taxpayer; the first thing that should be done is to take away your health care, pensions and social security, You should not be exempt because of your mismanagement of OUR safety net.

    May 5, 2011 at 7:46 am |
  3. Kachina

    All the billions our Political Leaders have given Foreign Countries should have been spent taking care of our own! FAMILY FIRST!

    May 5, 2011 at 6:52 am |
  4. Brenda W Wiggins

    It is a sad state of affairs to think that THIS country would set back the advances in senior care by cropping the Medicare program up. If cut enough and converted to a private insurance industry piggy bank there will nothing behind the program's name but red tape and customer service automated systems to hide the insurers behind. That will be no REAL Medicare program. Rep Ryan's plan should rename the program so people know what it really is he's talking about ... Senior Eniliation Program.

    May 5, 2011 at 1:51 am |
  5. Sue Grim

    What is going on at Gold Coast Airport- saw a post from one of my friends on FaceBook- posted as follows -any info would be nice

    Tom Moe Hooper
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    May 4, 2011 at 4:18 pm |