Skip to comments.Obama pledges veto for any bill undoing Medicare cuts
Posted on 11/09/2009 4:09:05 PM PST by Justaham
Any bills threatening to restructure Medicare payments contained within the health bills will be met with a veto, President Barack Obama pledged Monday.
Obama said during an interview with ABC News that he would veto any bills from Congress that threatens to undo or restructure cuts to Medicare in the House and Senate bills meant to help finance the hundreds-of-billion dollar programs.
"I actually have said that it is important for us to make sure this thing is deficit neutral, without tricks," Obama says. "I said I wouldn't sign a bill that didn't meet that criteria."
"Congress needs to know that when I say this has to be deficit neutral, I mean it," the president added.
Obama additionally said that his administration is starting to look ahead to future budgets to help constrain the deficit and national debt down the line.
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Old people! [BTW, I am one] Do you hear this? Obama is CUTTING your Medicare! How’s that Obama thing workin’ out for you?
He even votes “present” on stuff he supports.
But if it helps Kill The Bill, it works for me.
A death panel of (the) one.
Democrat Underground sounds like someone walking across bubble-wrap right about now.
All those tiny empty heads exploding...
have people still not woke up yet to realise he says one thing and does another
No cuts then , well he might as well rip this Govt take over up then
I really would have thought by now that these sheep would have got out of their cult like mind but I bet there are still a few sheep out there who believe his crap.
History will show that the obama voters will go down as the dumbest voters in history but it seems that history will also show how a cult like status will still follow this Marxist
“I actually have said that it is important for us to make sure this thing is deficit neutral, without tricks,” Obama says. “I said I wouldn’t sign a bill that didn’t meet that criteria.”
1.4 TRILLION — is that deficit neutral?? Is is 2012 yet??
I want to see 0bambi get all wee-weeed up!
KILL THE BILL!
BIG 10-4 on that!!
“veto any bills from Congress that threatens to undo or restructure cuts to Medicare in the House and Senate bills “
Well there you have it.
Zero will demand that MEDICARE be CUT.
Hope all you Seniors that voted for the ZERO are happy with your change.
Actually, they've already cut iT. My supplementary insurance (government approved) will go up 58% in January....BECAUSE OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AND HOW IT PAYS.
Not only that, we've paid into Medficare....That's "stealing", plain and simple.
HaHaaaaa! Love it!
If your old you have a duty to die... oops..... Im old but I ain’t gonna die Obama you pretender POS.
I've been getting screwed on taxes and payments for this and that since I'm 14 when I started working. After college 30 years ago, I started paying the maximums for SS and ever more each year for Medicare....
I realized a long time ago I'll lose out on it, but I don't let that bother me; I've made other plans and paid my way. I'm just trying to get these older Dems concerned mostly about themselves to see Zer0 doesn't give a shit about them.
That panel needs to be redrawn, with old people in wheelchairs instead of babies...
My grandad pays $90 a month for medicare - he’s pretty healthy just takes one med for hypertension ($10 for three months supply - thank you Walmart) - he figures he’ll be a thousand ahead each year by dropping it ....
I think some folks here misunderstood what the Zero said.
He is NOT promising to avoid cuts in Medicare services. He is promising to enforce the half trillion dollar cut in Medicare funding to pay for all the other Obamacare programs.
These cuts will result in serious rationing of Medicare services to the over-65 set. They might as well be put on iceflows. Got a bad knee? Forget about an MRI.
Got heart issues? Forget about the pacemaker or stent or angiogram - they’re too expensive. And that bad hip? Suck it up - you can have all the aspirin you want, but please die quickly.
How many old people fell for the “hopey Changie Dork”?
Did you expect the ‘change’ would be to socialism?
Don’t you feel stupid that you voted for someone whose only promise was “hope” and “change” (as opposed to despair and status quo)
It needs to be privatized and all insurance companies need to participate.
As a benefit, it needs to be available only to the truly needy. Others should be able to "buy into" it based on their income.
Full premium Medicaid should not be as good as real health insurance.
Right now, too many ineligible people are getting "free healthcare" and both the taxpayers and privately insured individuals are getting the short end of the stick.
"Healthcare inflation" is largely a result of cost shifting by providers from those who don't pay to those who do. This practice should be unnecessary and illegal.
The list, ping
Oh, but the AARP says the bill and the Medicare cuts are PERFECTLY OK. Yeah, all you folks who’ve been paying your AARP dues all these years. You paid for the AARP to endorse the Obama plan that is going to harm you, and in some cases, threaten your very existence. The AARP turned its back on, betrayed and sold out its members. Who benefits? WHO BENEFITS? I’m not near there yet, but when I do get there, I am going to decline their kind invitations to join.
In addition to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Obama has hereby declared full-fledged war on senior citizens in his own country. Senior citizens, everyone with living parents and those who are close to retirement age, or will hopefully one day be a senior citizen needs to be aware that this war is strategically fought by the president at the White House against senior citizens and the few remaining doctors who treat Medicare patients, despite an already very low (almost unacceptable) payment scale from the government.
Obama plans to cut Medicare and Medicaid to ensure virtually no doctor or medical facility will want to treat the nation's elderly. Many standard Treatments will be eliminated to cover only the most basic of medical services to the elderly. This is contemptible, especially in light of the fact that illegal aliens are not turned away from our nation's hospitals and receive the best of treatment (up to and including organ transplants.
Obama himself and democrats who voted for this are contemptible human beings IMHO. This plan is the same as spitting on the nation's elderly and telling them to go ahead and die so that Obama can save pennies on the billions of Stimulus and other dollars he and his fellow democrats are wasting on a daily basis.
By their support of Pelosi-care, the AARP is supportive of death panels (currently remaining in Pelosi-care) for seniors and drastic cuts to the Medicare benefits of senior citizens. If they cared one iota about the people they allegedly represent, they'd be blasting Pelosi-care and DEMANDING a complete investigation regarding Medicare fraud - but instead they are complicit in accepting the administration's plans of Medicare cuts and acceptance nothing will change about prosecuting those who defraud Medicare.
What senior citizen in their right mind would give a dime to an organization like that?
The Pelosi/Obama Medicare cuts are being added to Hospice care. Does that remind you of Hitler’s Germany? Instead of camps, they will do away with the elderly via the Pelosi, DemoRAT solution. Yes, America’s worst nightmare is coming true.
Never again; not in Pelosi’s world.
Everytime I read something like this related to Seniors I want to personally kick everyone I know that is a Senior and voted for this creep. I tried my best to warn them but they wouldn’t give up that Democrat vote.
It's no wonder Pelosi et al are pushing these bills through like bullets because they most certainly comprehend Americans are already fed up to the eyeballs with them and this is the only chance they have to do their intended maximum damage possible to our financial system, non-union American workers (now unemployed or to become unemployed during Obama's administration) and the attempted deconstruction of our Constitution before they are kick-booted out of office.
National Strike..We need to take to the streets folks..Have you had enough lately?
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