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Senate Proceeding 12-01-09 on Dec 1st, 2009 :: 0:54:40 to 0:56:55
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John McCain

0:54:30 to 0:54:51( Edit History Discussion )

John McCain: the budget increases burdens on america's seniors by increasing medicare premiums, and we have not seen what the house is to give us. it cuts health care, both medicare and medicaid, by a total of $27 billion." the majority leader was outraged in 2005 that there should be reductions in medicare and

John McCain

0:54:40 to 0:56:55( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: John McCain

John McCain

0:54:52 to 0:55:14( Edit History Discussion )

John McCain: medicaid spending of $27 billion. now -- now the distinguished majority leader, with smoke coming out of his office, now says that he's for $483 billion in cuts in that, my friends, is a remarkable flip-flop. by the way, i might add that senator dodd, who is here on the

John McCain

0:55:15 to 0:55:35( Edit History Discussion )

John McCain: floor, said concerning this reduction, this deficit reduction act of 2005, senator dodd said, "for example, this bill cuts funding from medicare and medicaid, which health care working men and women, the disabled, and the elderly." what a plea. what a plea. senator barbara boxer said

John McCain

0:55:36 to 0:55:59( Edit History Discussion )

John McCain: "mr. president, i strongly oppose the reconciliation bill before the senate. the bill would cut vital programs for the middle class, elderly and poor. that's why i cannot believe only two months after katrina we have a bill that w and medicaid by $27 billion." and the

John McCain

0:56:00 to 0:56:22( Edit History Discussion )

John McCain: and now before us we have cuts of $483 billion, including hospice, including hospitals, including other so, if we're going to go around and talk about

John McCain

0:56:23 to 0:56:44( Edit History Discussion )

John McCain: look at the rhetoric that accompanied my colleagues on the other side in their opposition to $27 billion in savings, which, by the way, actually only saved $2 billion to $3 billion over five years. so i would ask my friend from oklahoma, does he believe that

John McCain

0:56:45 to 0:56:56( Edit History Discussion )

John McCain: it is possible to make these cuts, including from the medicare advantage program, and establish a medicare

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