House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) today highlighted the irony of House Democratic Leaders holding a press conference to talk about “protecting Medicare” while pushing legislation that would cut Medicare by $500 billion. Boehner issued the following statement:
Once again today, Democrats are peddling talking points that are directly contradicted by their actual legislation. They are holding a press conference to pat themselves on the back for ‘protecting’ Medicare, even though their government takeover of health care bill would cut seniors’ Medicare benefits by $500 billion. Are you kidding me?
The American people are fed up with Washington politicians who say one thing and do another. They have spoken loudly and clearly – they do not want the Democrats’ costly big government scheme. The problem isn’t the Democrats’ talking points; the problem is the Democrats’ bill. They need to knock off their misleading double-talk, scrap their government takeover, and start over on real, bipartisan reforms that lower costs and expand access to affordable health care for all Americans.