Rep. Chip Cravaack (R-MN/NH) visits Minnesota on Saturdays only. Otherwise, he’s in Washington DC or New Hampshire. Of course, I’m not going to let anyone forget that he moved his family to New Hampshire last summer.
Last Saturday, he held a town hall style meeting in Grand Rapids. It was scheduled at the last minute to minimize the number of DFLers attending. And not many people attended.
Cravaack went through his usual fear-mongering about the debt and Medicare. Cravaack is lying about Medicare.
According to Cravaack, if current trends go unchecked, by 2025, Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid will encompass 100 percent of federal government spending, requiring the government to borrow money for all other programs.
The growing amount of U.S. debt that is foreign owned was also a concern, one which Cravaack referenced in terms of national security. He pointed out that China by itself owns 30 percent of our nation’s debt. To drive the security point home, he noted that the interest payments the U.S. makes to China per week is enough to purchase three drone strike fighters and 83 tomahawk cruise missiles.
“We are funding our children’s enemy right now.”
(Grand Rapids Herald-Review)
Apparently, Communists are our enemy. Who knew? I thought Republicans thought Muslims were America’s enemy?
Cravaack did say one notable thing. Cravaack said he still wants to get rid of Medicare.
A major focus of federal budget issues for Cravaack has to do with Medicare. An outspoken opponent of what has been popularly referred to as Obamacare, Cravaack has not minced words over his desire to have the legislation repealed, as well as to have a large-scale overhaul of Medicare and Medicaid take place.
Cravaack’s proposed solution to Medicare spending is “a means-tested type of system, where seniors would be able to pick the insurance plan that’s right for them.”
“And it’s means-tested. So if you’re Warren Buffet, you’re not going to get the support,” added Cravaack. “If you’re chronically ill, you would get the maximum premium support completely paid for.”
Cravaack wants everyone on private health insurance. This means Medicare will end.
This means seniors will face health insurance company death panels. Health insurance companies will put their profits above seniors best interests.