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Dean Heller’s Hat Trick Against Seniors and Jobs

Congresswoman Shelley Berkley held a press conference today with some Nevada seniors to draw the public’s attention to the fact that Dean Heller voted for the third time to kill Medicare. This vote is particularly bad considering it went further than the previously proposed cuts, adding Social Security to the victim list.

It’s a good thing Shelley Berkley was talking about it, because the media seems ambivalent. Usually they will just say ‘Democrats said …’ but not actually make any assertions or actually report the facts about the Ryan Plan or “Cut, Cap and Balance.” They certainly won’t emphasize that these bills end Medicare. I have to ask why not?

Objective journalism has turned into a requirement that I provide both Democrat and Republican quotes, but make no real assertions of facts or truth of my own. It’s good to give a variety of perspectives in feature journalism, but it’s also their duty to give us the facts, including the potential outcome of this bill.

Facts are stubborn things. The fact is that “Cut, Cap and Balance” dramatically reduces and phases out Medicare, putting it into the hands of the private sector. We can rightfully say it ends Medicare because what is left is only called Medicare and wouldn’t come close to resembling what it is today.

What if I took your Bentley, replaced it with a Pinto, and put a Bentley emblem on the hood? Is it really a Bentley?

Aside from Medicare being important, jobs are kinda nice too. Plain and simple, this “Cut, Cap and Balance” bill old Hat Trick Heller voted for will kill 700,000 jobs. The amount cut from the budget in this bill equates to .7% of the nation’s gross domestic product. This bill essentially cuts the U.S. economy by .7%.  Is that really the Republican plan to grow jobs?

Economies are driven by demand (See Gleaner). By taking this money out of the economy, Dean Heller would be reducing demand for businesses and services. That’s job loss. It’s simple economics 101. Another fact: Dean Heller isn’t telling you any of this. Meanwhile, Republican candidate Mark Amodei says this plan is a “good start.”

I’ll leave you with quotes from the seniors standing with Shelley Berkley today:

“From voting repeatedly to end Medicare to voting to gut Social Security, the health and livelihood of all Nevada seniors are at risk as long as Dean Heller is in the Senate.,” said Randall Downey. “That’s why I’m supporting Shelley Berkley. Her priorities are creating jobs and protecting Medicare, not supporting a reckless agenda that throws Nevada seniors under the bus on behalf of oil company executives and corporations that ship American jobs overseas.”

“Politicians in Washington like Dean Heller are voting for job-killing legislation that would end Medicare by turning it over to profit hungry private insurance companies while gutting Social Security,” Nevada senior citizen Fred Lucas said. “Unlike Dean Heller, Shelley has the right priorities: creating jobs and protecting Social Security and Medicare.”

Nevada seniors should be up in arms about this legislation and Hat Trick Heller’s betrayal. The rest of us should be too because it kills jobs (complete analysis of job creation at Desert Beacon), not to mention we are paying into Medicare and may not ever see it if we allow these shysters to take it away.

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


19 Responses to “Dean Heller’s Hat Trick Against Seniors and Jobs”

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  2. Clearly Zissa is a prime example of the fringe right wing and Tea Party lunatics that believe every pamphlet they read, and then have the audacity to tell us to stop spreading “conspiracies” like these stories that are actively reported. Personally speaking I think she should be blocked from ALL online publications since she doesn’t come prepared with one single factual piece of information.

    Posted by Rick Franklin | July 26, 2011, 2:49 pm
  3. Wow, Zissa, you need to get a life – or pick up a book and read up on Nevada history. Boy do you have your facts all screwy.

    Posted by Uhave2laff | July 25, 2011, 8:54 pm
  4. Dean Heller did nothing for Nevada when he was a congressman, and now he’s keeping his goal of doing nothing as a Nevada senator. How do we allow people like this to get in poliyics? He never thinks on his own, nor for the people of Nevada. He’s out for himself, and so far he’s filling the shoes of the creep he replaced. Way to go Dean

    Posted by Lou Testa | July 25, 2011, 6:38 pm
  5. Someone’s been drinking too much caffeine. Conspiracy theories are fun, but this is a page for serious subjects. Thanks.

    Posted by Justin McAffee | July 25, 2011, 12:02 pm
    • Conspiracy no truth yes she documented the truth with evidence.

      Just wondering why S–helly Berkley and old Aipac sold op-out traitor Harry Reid radicalized indoctrinated Zionist. Would not let the USS LIBERTY VETS come to the house floor and pray on the day of remembrance for us? For those who do not know “the day Israel blew up our ship The USS LIBERTY and murdered Naval sailors?

      Lets have an open public debate?

      Zissa proved it all with documentation.

      Posted by USS LIBERTY | July 27, 2011, 5:00 pm
  6. If you think voting for someone like Heller or Angle is going to help you out with your problems . . . you are mistaken. Berkley and Reid were the better candidantes in any and all races they have run.

    Zissa . . . take your crazy looniness back to your misinformed hole and devour yourself.

    Posted by Angie Sullivan | July 25, 2011, 12:00 pm
    • Give us a call or email and we will report to you that “Zissa” is a wonderful beautiful lady.

      Just so you know unlike you who wears a dirty dipper and sucks a bottle.

      Phil Tourney USS LIBERTY
      http://www.republicbroadcasting.org/p_tourney.html – CachedSimilar
      Phillip F Tourney combat wounded veteran total permanent Disabled Veteran total years of service in US Navy eight. Awards Bronze Star with Combat V for …

      Posted by USS LIBERTY | July 27, 2011, 5:15 pm
  7. Just had to let you see how Senator Harry Reid who profits from sex crimes child abuse race and religious investigations show his support for a group who does those things in Las Vegas to Muslim families.

    Harry Reid says I do not get involved in things my law firm Lionel Sawyer and Collins does.

    Harry Reid who profited threw his law firm millions protecting Shelley Berkley Rabbi son in law sex crimes conviction.

    They all work persecuting Muslims all over the world and Las Vegas for sure. They have corrupted Judges after bankruptcy protection.

    Then the victim went back to civil court with no convict that was set for a fair civil trial for the crimes.

    Judge Timothy Williams made to victim who came close to death was on life support had 4 surgeries to live pay the sex convict close to Two Hundred Thousand all because they have political power.

    CORRUPTED HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSER you bet and racist all of them!

    “I Am The Witness” look up that name on line–…

    Rabbi Shea Harlig US Senate Prayer June 25 2009‏ – YouTube

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rn10n_2_hTk4 min – Jun 25, 2009 – Uploaded by memorylanevideo
    Rabbi Shea Harlig of Chabad of Southern Nevada in Las Vegas gives prayer at … Added to queue US Senate 3/2/2009 — Bipartisan Harry …

    Posted by Zissa Ramani facebook | July 24, 2011, 10:47 pm
  8. This is the Rabbi of the millions of slavery taxes you gave to. With the help of Shelley Berkley.

    If you give to one religious group you must give to all of them. Not making one religion in the United States that Americans haft must work and support.

    Who is the real racist SHELLEY?

    Supporting hate sex and racial crimes on Muslims families in Las Vegas?

    YouTube – Rabbi Shea Harlig at House of Representatives‏

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5co4oo-36543 min – Mar 15, 2007 – Uploaded by ShmaisVideos
    Rabbi Shea Harlig of Chabad of Southern Nevada delivering the invocation at the US house of representatives and words of support from Rep. Shelley Berkley Thursday March 15 2007.

    Posted by Zissa Ramani facebook | July 24, 2011, 6:11 pm
  9. Never Trust Shelley Berkley she has violated the First Clauses of the Constitution for years.

    Shelley Berkley gives millions over the past several years to her close personal religious group to build a synagogue and very private religious school with a swimming pool at the expenses of Americans tax payers who get thrown out of home and barely making it.

    Funding Requests | Representative Shelley Berkley | Representing …
    berkley.house.gov/legislation/funding-requests.shtml – Cached
    Economic Recovery Act At Work in Southern Nevada · FAQs About Congress · Funding Requests … Congresswoman Shelley Berkley Condensed Biography · Financial Disclosures … to post information on the requests they submit to the-
    Appropriations Committee on ….. “Chabad of Southern Nevada” new religious school built and synagogue. 1261 South Arville Street …

    Posted by Zissa Ramani facebook | July 24, 2011, 6:05 pm
  10. Comment removed for Copyright reasons. You can provide a snippet and a link to an article, but we cannot allow an entire article to be posted in our comments section. Thank you for your comments.

    Posted by REMOVED BY ADMIN -- Zissa Ramani facebook | July 24, 2011, 5:58 pm
    • This has been all over Military bases news world wide we know the truth and “active” will not allow for it to be blocked on the internet.

      Shelley Berkley is one who is into CENSORSHIP to protect all the abuses she has been involved in even world wide.

      Shelley Berkley and Harry Reid do not allow activist the right to protest or enter any event they are at.

      Shelley Berkley and Harry Reid have destroyed all human rights laws and are a thorn to Nevada and The United States.

      151 Congressmen Derive Financial Profit From War

      – Who profits from the Iraq war? More than a quarter of senators and congressmen have invested at least $196 … Thus, they can be off as much as 160 percent. …Blood profits off War Arms Investment that were against United States Armed Forces Rep. Shelley Berkley (D-Nev.) invested $100870 to $100870 profited millions• Rep. …

      Posted by Zissa Ramani facebook | July 24, 2011, 9:34 pm
  11. Why would anyone support a woman who does not sever the United States first?

    Just Google Who Profited From The War Shelley Berkley.

    That is how she became a millionaire off Americans blood money lives while they come home in caskets blown up legs and arms memories for ever.

    Those War Arms she invested in were used against our military which has lowered the birth rate while she buys fancy clothes and money to throw around like a Queen.

    It is wrong for the “Sun” to keep supporting her because it is UN-American Berkley has betrayed us a a Nation.

    Shelley Berkley does not live in District One she lives in Red Rock Country Club. Berkley is dishonest a cold self serving woman.

    To say it the way I and many believe she is a —-Traitor—

    Posted by Zissa Ramani facebook | July 24, 2011, 5:50 pm


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