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Mark Amodei to End Medicare for Nevada Seniors

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.”

ENDING MEDICARE FOR SENIORS IS A GREAT START??????  Makes you wonder how Mark Amodei would finish.

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.

About Justin McAffee:
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

Discussion

14 Responses to “Mark Amodei to End Medicare for Nevada Seniors”

  1. Hello, preserving the name “Medicare” is all the republican plan does, it destroys the program as we know it, and will badly hurt people on fixed incomes. If anyone tells you otherwise– stand back– their pants are on fire.

    Posted by Dick Burns | July 21, 2011, 12:21 pm
  2. Don’t panic! The US Dollar will be only as valuable as confetti long before Medicare collapses.

    Posted by Bernie | July 19, 2011, 6:22 pm
  3. Peter Demarco’s whoppers tell us all we need to know about his claims:

    And here I thought Republicans where “fact driven.” lol

    AS REAGAN WOULD SAY, FACTS ARE STUBBORN THINGS.

    FACT CHECK: The Health Care bill passed last year SAVES Medicare $500 billion without reducing current budget or benefits. It eliminates waste.

    http://www.factcheck.org/2010/03/a-final-weekend-of-whoppers/

    Posted by Justin McAffee | July 19, 2011, 2:41 pm
  4. Wow – I guess you must have glossed over the facts on this issue. Obama’s Universal Healthcare cuts $500 MILLION from Medicare. Kate Marshall supports that plan. Here’s more:

    Mark Amodei’s support to preserve and protect Medicare for future generations is clear, and his vote as a State Senator proves it. Kate Marshall and the Nevada Democrat Party really should get their facts straight, and it’s laughable that they feel the need to lie just because Mark’s record is better than hers.

    On March 9, 2009, Amodei voted for SJR 4 which ‘Urges Congress to fund fully and protect the Medicare program:’

    Bill Text: RESOLVED BY THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, JOINTLY, That the members of the 75th Session of the Nevada Legislature hereby urge Congress to address the depletion of Medicare resources and to fund fully and protect the future of the Medicare program

    PDF of bill: http://www.leg.state.nv.us/Session/75th2009/Bills/SJR/SJR4_EN.pdf

    Kate Marshall is trying to distract attention away from her failed record and it’s not surprising that she feels they have to lie. By endorsing ObamaCare, she supports the provisions that cut Medicare by $500 billion. Kate Marshall cannot have it both ways: she needs to stop these scare tactics and acknowledge she supports the Obama-Reid plan to cut Medicare.

    Posted by Peter DeMarco | July 19, 2011, 2:16 pm
    • Will he sign a PLEDGE not to reduce Medicare benefits or add costs to seniors?

      Posted by Justin McAffee | July 19, 2011, 2:59 pm
      • When a person’s response to the fact that the ACA saved $500 billion in the Medicare program is to assert that it cut $500 million then it’s extremely difficult to maintain a cogent discussion.
        Nor can Mr. Amodei have it both ways, one cannot vote for a symbolic gesture of support for Medicare, and then advocate the enactment of the Ryan Plan which eliminates the Medicare program in all but name.

        Posted by Desert Beacon | July 21, 2011, 1:26 pm
    • Yea – we have all heard the Republican promises and comments and later witnessed their failure to carry through – : never forget the “Read my lips – no tax increases.” and where that ended up.
      Where has our debt come from? Five presidents since 1945 have overspent our GDP; Nixon at o.2%, Reagan at 11.3% in his first term and 9.3% in his second, First Bush by 13%, Bush 2 at 7.1% in his first term and 20.7% in his second term (the largest overspend since 1945). Obama (the first Democrat since 1945 to do so, has hit the 9% mark. All this has added to the national debt.
      Republicans seem to want us to think our debt started over when Obama took office. They tend to blame all our problems on Democrats ignoring the fact the largest part of our debt came from Republican Administrations.
      Amodie parrots the Republican talking pints and shows all intentions of being another roadblock to getting America back on track. He will join and follow other Republicans content on seeing America suffer another two years before doing anything to help fix the mess we are in!

      Posted by Dwayne | September 11, 2011, 11:29 am
  5. Does Amodei have some kind of injury? It seems like he never holds his neck up straight.

    Posted by Laura | July 19, 2011, 2:00 pm
    • TNS (Taco Neck Syndrome)

      http://yfrog.com/klz9xajp

      Posted by Justin McAffee | July 19, 2011, 2:12 pm
    • If you watched his body actions in the Jon Ralston faccetoface interviews between him and Marshal you would see him react to questions indicating he was being far from truthful. When asked a question he would shift his body, sometimes as far away from Ralston as possible, and most often to his left, all signs of being deceitful. He Is Not A Person To Be Trusted.

      Where is he spending his campaign money? His campaign company is in Washington and the cards he is mailing out appear to also be from Washington. Why is he not spending the money in Nevada – - do we not have the talent here to do these tings?

      Hopefully you are letting relatives; friends and neighbors know a vote for Amodei is not a vote for the good of Nevada!

      Posted by Dwayne | September 11, 2011, 11:36 am
  6. Apparently, he plans on ending all taxes and shared sacrifice as well. His one new campaign ad starts out: “Do you remember the old saying, ‘The power to tax is the power to destroy?’” Um, NO – that was an “‘unlimited’ power to tax.” But, perhaps “The power of banks to take a massive bailout in taxpayer money and then screw the people is the power to destroy.” Get it straight!

    Posted by Jennifer J. Reed | July 19, 2011, 12:32 pm
    • Jennifer, FYI – Dean Heller was the only member of the Nevada Congressional Delegation to vote against the Wall Street bailout! Reid, Ensign, Berkeley and Titus all voted to pledge taxpayer money to bail out Wall Street’s losses.

      Posted by Bernie | July 19, 2011, 6:27 pm

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