Democrats Eye 2012 Election in Blasting GOP Budget Plan
In an attempt to build support among U.S. seniors for the 2012 election, Democrats are criticizing a GOP fiscal year 2012 budget proposal (H Con Res 34) that seeks to overhaul Medicare. In a recent Internet and radio address, President Obama said that the GOP's plan for reducing the deficit would dismantle Medicare "and make cuts to Medicaid that would leave millions of seniors, poor children and Americans with disabilities without the care they need."
- "In Florida, Pelosi Lobbies Seniors Against GOP's Proposed Changes to Medicare" (Lillis, "Healthwatch," The Hill, 4/18).
- "Obama Will Use Recess To Seize Momentum in 2012 Spending Fight" (Swanson, "Healthwatch," The Hill, 4/18).