Cantor: Medicare Plan Impacted NY Election

Sunday, 29 May 2011 01:04 PM

By Hiram Reisner

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House Majority Leader Eric Cantor says it cannot be denied that proposed Medicare changes in the the GOP House budget plan had an impact on the Eric Cantor, Medicare, Kathy Hochulupset win by Democrat Kathy Hochul in New York's 26th Congressional District, according to Politico.

“It’s undeniable that it played some role in the election. Any time you have one side demagoguing and frankly, accusing the other side in a way that’s not factual of trying to reform the program, certainly that’s going to influence the electorate," Cantor said Sunday on CBS's “Face the Nation.” “As far as Medicare is concerned, there’s a simple choice here — either we’re going to save the program or let it go bankrupt.”

Florida Democratic Rep. DebbieWasserman Schultz, who appeared just after Cantor said, "Coming from the majority leader," who was one of the “architects” of a 2010 midterm congressional election victory “focused on scaring seniors about what Democrats were doing with Medicare, he would know.”

“What we’re doing is making sure we can prevent Republicans from ending Medicare as we know it,” she said. “That’s what Kathy Hochul ran on leading up to her victory this Tuesday in New York 26.”


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