I’d add: There’s nothing really Trojan about it. It’s overtly a bill to cut Social Security and Medicare via the phase II “supercongress” (aka “Catfood Commission II”).
The people of Memphis did not send Steve Cohen to Washington to repeal the New Deal. And that’s what this bill is. Because this bill passed, Social Security WILL be cut, and Medicare WILL be cut (don’t delude yourselves about the “cuts for providers only” part. Primary care providers (PCPs) are already operating in the red when they see Medicare patients. They literally already take a loss by seeing Medicare patients. Further cutting their payments only serves to lock the elderly out of any health care whatsoever. It’s a” hurry up and die” policy.)
Social Security is solvent for the next quarter century.
The leadership of the Congressional Black Caucus and the Out of Poverty Caucus is calling for protests at the White House.
We’ve got to educate the American people at the same time we educate the President of the United States. The Republicans, Speaker Boehner or Majority Leader Cantor did not call for Social Security cuts in the budget deal. The President of the United States called for that,” Conyers, who has served in the House since 1965, said. “My response to him is to mass thousands of people in front of the White House to protest this,” Conyers said strongly.