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Thursday, October 20, 2005

See, Republicans DO Have Fiscal Responsibility!

And for the first sign or fiscal responsibility that I've seen from the Republicans in five years, drum roll please:

Cutting the health care of poor and old people.

"WASHINGTON, Oct 20 (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Finance Republicans, aiming to find $10 billion in savings, have reached a deal on health care budget cuts and will release details on Thursday afternoon, an aide to committee chairman Sen. Charles Grassley said.

Senate conservatives had hoped to trim Medicaid, the joint federal-state health program for the poor, by about $10 billion over five years but moderates on the panel pushed for some of the savings to come from Medicare, the federal health program for the elderly. The House is divided over its budget plans, with conservatives pushing for deeper spending cuts. "

Instead of having just the poor people taking the cut, the Republicans were nice enough to split the burden also with the elderly. How nice of them. *Sarcasm*


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