Florida's Haridopolos Raps Nelson on Obamacare

Friday, 10 Jun 2011 02:49 PM

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Florida Senate President Mike Haridopolos lambasted Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson’s support for Obamacare and “his repeated false statements that it does not cut Medicare.”

Mike Haridopolos, Nelson, ObamacareHaridopolos, who is seeking the Republican nomination to run against Nelson, said such claims are flatly contradicted in Jared Bernstein’s acknowledgement that that the Democrats’ healthcare bill cut $500 billion from Medicare. Bernstein is Vice President Joe Biden’s former chief economic policy adviser.

Haridopolos said: "Now that Bill Nelson and Barack Obama's reckless polices of funding medical welfare for able adults on the backs of seniors who've paid into the Medicare system has been exposed, it's time for Nelson to come clean and admit that he and his party have broken the generational contract in favor of bigger government entitlements and borrowing. Bill Nelson should be ashamed of himself and come clean about his plans to destroy Medicare for our seniors at a time when they can least afford it."

Haridoplos also wrote an Op-Ed that appeared in the Orlando Sentinel  arguing that Democrats have tried to expand government power at the expense of seniors.

“Obamacare funds welfare for able adults on the backs of seniors that have already paid their dues,” he wrote. “Obamacare cuts $500 billion in future Medicare funding in order to fund the new constitutionally questionable government mandate, even going so far as to scuttle Medicare's most popular (and successful) part, Medicare Advantage.

“Democrats have told you that it's somehow hypocritical to favor small government and still want to protect seniors — but the fact is, seniors have planned their retirements based on the promises the government has made with Medicare.”

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