Mark Amodei is operating under the usual politician style of evading solid positions on issues. Nonetheless, we have ample evidence that he will END MEDICARE. Nevada seniors should certainly be paying attention to this race, and be prepared for outrage.
Republicans appear to have lost touch with reality. Nevada’s own Dean Heller is the only person in Washington D.C. to vote twice to end Medicare. First, he voted in the House of Representatives, and then again after he replaced John Ensign in the Senate.
What’s Mark Amodei’s reaction to all of this? IF he was against ending Medicare, you would think he’d be unequivocally clear about it. Instead, we have the following statements on the record from Mark Amodei about the Paul Ryan/Dean Heller plan and votes to end Medicare:
Lahontan Valley News, June 18: Asked how he would deal with the federal deficit, Amodei said: he doesn’t need his own plan. “I would go with and stand up with Rep. Paul Ryan and say how do we do this.”
Las Vegas Sun, July 15: “I need to cozy up to Paul Ryan and give him whatever support he needs.”
Politico, June 20: “I like a lot of what he has to say in terms of Medicare. I think that’s excellent.”
Las Vegas Sun, June 28: “Great start.”
TO NEVADA SENIORS AND ANYONE CONCERNED ABOUT THEIR FUTURE, please remember that the Paul Ryan budget that Mark Amodei thinks is a GREAT START, will DOUBLE THE COSTS OF MEDICAL CARE FOR SENIORS, according to the Congressional Budget Office.
Justin is the publisher The Nevada View, which has earned the recognition in the Washington Post’s “Best State-Based Political Blogs,” as well as being awarded the “Most Valuable Blogger Award” by the local CBS affiliate in 2011. Follow him on Twitter @McAffee