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On August 29, 2013 By TNDP
Sen. Alexander Brags About His Plan to Betray Tennessee Seniors in Kingsport, Tenn.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Sen. Lamar Alexander touted his plan for slashing Medicare and Social Security this week in Kingsport, Tenn. sending a clear message he thinks he can turn his back on Tennessee seniors and soon-to-be retirees and still get elected.
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Congressman Scott DesJarlais and his Tea Party Republicans are up to their same old tricks, releasing a new Ryan budget today that ends the Medicare guarantee, raising costs for seniors, while protecting tax breaks for millionaires and Big Oil companies. Congressman DesJarlais supported this radical Tea Party budget in the past and now is [...]Continue Reading →
There they go again. The Republicans who control the state legislature once again introduced a measure that could end Medicare as we know it for more than 800,000 Tennessee seniors and threaten their benefits at current funding levels.
During a state House committee meeting today, Rep. Mark Pody, who is sponsoring the Health Care Compact [...]Continue Reading →
On January 14, 2013 By TNDP
After decades of paying into Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, these services have provided millions of Tennesseans with security in bad times and dignity in old age. Regardless of these programs successful track record, Republicans are chomping at the bit to cut these essential services and balance our nation’s budget on the backs of our [...]Continue Reading →
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August 20, 2012
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Rep. Andy Holt Embraces Plan to End Medicare
Holt’s Health Care Compact Bill Would End Medicare’s Guaranteed Benefit for Tenn. Seniors
Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan aren’t the only politicians with a plan to end Medicare as we know it. Earlier this year, Rep. [...]Continue Reading →
On July 13, 2011 By TNDP
TNDP Chair: Daniels’ record an ‘excellent blueprint’ for harming schools, working class
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee Democratic Party Chairman Chip Forrester issued the following statement criticizing Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels’ visit to Tennessee to participate in a state GOP fundraiser to be held later this week:
Tennessee Republicans have a surplus of [...]Continue Reading →
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Records show Rep. Stephen Fincher raked in another $88,000 in crop payments from the federal government in 2010 — at the same time he was campaigning against government spending.Continue Reading →
It’s crystal clear that Tennesseans have soundly rejected the extremist GOP agenda rammed through the state legislature this year.
A new, statewide Vanderbilt University poll found that support for the Republican-led state legislature has “plummeted 20 percentage points since January.”Continue Reading →
Representative Scott DesJarlais (TN-04) misled his constituents in a recent op-ed about his vote to end Medicare. DesJarlais falsely claimed that the House Republican budget would “allow us to keep Medicare as it is for people, ages 55 and older” and Medicare would become “the same sort of plan that [he has] as a Member [...]Continue Reading →
On June 8, 2011 By TNDP
House Republican Leaders, including Congressman Pete Sessions, the man responsible for getting Representative Steve Fincher (TN-08) re-elected, introduced legislation to end Social Security as we know it – starting immediately. Fincher already voted for the controversial Republican plan to end Medicare, while protecting subsidies for Big Oil and tax breaks for millionaires, and increasing the [...]Continue Reading →
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