DeLauro Takes Aim at Republicans' Medicare Plan [Video]

A Woodbridge Medicare recipient joined DeLauro at Apex Pharmacy in Hamden.


Standing alongside Center for Medicare Advocacy director Judy Stein and Woodbridge resident Harvey Adelberg, U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro spoke against Republican plans to alter Medicare coverage in a press conference at in Hamden Wednesday.

DeLauro, a Democrat who has served 11 terms in Connecticut's 3rd Congressional District, has been a strong supporter of the Affordable Care Act, which she helped pass in congress in 2010. She said she rejects the Republican plan spearheaded by vice-presidential hopeful Rep. Paul Ryan, which would change Medicare to a voucher-based system.

Christopher Schaefer August 31, 2012 at 10:55 AM
In all her blather about rebates, Rosa DeLauro fails to mention who’s actually paying for ObamaCare. According to the July 24 estimates of the bipartisan Congressional Budget Office [CBO] http://cbo.gov/ the insurance coverage provisions of ObamaCare will cost the government $1.7 trillion from 2012 to 2022. That includes $642 billion for Medicaid, $1 trillion for subsidies and $23 billion of tax credits to help small employers buy insurance. The CBO “assumes” that these expenses will be “completely offset” by revenues from: NEW taxes, NEW penalties and NEW fees. (Keep in mind that these “assumptions” are made by the same folks who can’t even balance the federal budget…) So here’s my suggested “mandate”: every time DeLauro says a government program will result in “rebates” she should be required to reveal which voting taxpayers actually will pay for it. Because somebody has too—and it’s most likely YOU. At this same press conference DeLauro stated "The most important thing is to vote in November." Correct. So we finally can end 22 years of DeLauro doublespeak—and replace her with Wayne Winsley: http://winsley2012.com/aboutwayne/
MAC August 31, 2012 at 08:09 PM
Meet her replacement tonight (6-9 p.m.) at Winsley's campaign Hq, 2377 Main St Stratford, I will be there to cheer on the most exciting & articulate candidate, Wayne Winsley, for congress from CT this election! Although I can't vote for Wayne because I'm not in the 3rd district, I will help retire the incompetent career politician DeLauro and send a TRUE "representative," Winsley to replace her. I invite all who would like to meet and help an impressive man of integrity, PRINCIPLES, and navy vet, Wayne Winsley--come tonight! If you can't be there, you can still go to his website, and sign up to volunteer, make a campaign contribution, and please spread the word about Winsley to all you know who care about our nation's future. Remember that people who live outside CT can still donate to his campaign! http://winsley2012.com/ If you have not met Wayne, you can see and here him at the link below: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL03A361C89374E9F6&feature=view_all
Christopher Schaefer August 31, 2012 at 08:46 PM
In 1st 8 minutes of this interview you’ll get Wayne Winsley’s philosophy—based on his hardscrabble early life (vs. super-rich DeLauro’s fake solutions—based on condescending, elitist “theories”). http://ct-n.com/ondemand.asp?ID=8108 Winsley: “There isn’t a single government program…that has ever made a single person financially independent”… “The only place where innovation is frowned on is government” [referring to the fact that politicians agree Soc. Security & Medicare need to be made solvent—but DeLauro won’t deal with the programs’ impending bankruptcy]. Wayne Winsley: “I have one request [of the Hartford Courant]: Don’t endorse any candidate in the 3rd District until AFTER there have been debates.” [DeLauro refuses to even respond to Winsley’s requests for a debate. Is she hiding something?...]


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