Voters do not want their Medicare taken away, period. The polls couldn’t be clearer, but despite what America wants, killing Medicare is exactly what the GOP wants to do, according to Rep. Paul Ryan’s budget plan. Vouchers would replace the current program, vouchers that would result in the disabled, the poor, and the elderly all having to scrape up thousands of dollars to cover what is currently being provided by Medicare, but would no longer be under the Ryan Demolition Plan.
West noted that while he stands “on [his] own convictions and [his] own principles,” he worried that Republican leaders might not possess the “moral courage” to reform Medicare and Social Security.
Here is an example of Allen West’s “moral courage”:
If anyone had moral courage, it was Nicole Sandler.
On to Rep. Dan Webster (R-FL), via Think Progress:
Moving in towards Taylor’s seat, Webster threatened to have her removed from the town hall, telling her “you’re making a choice of whether you want to stay or not.” [...]
TAYLOR: You need to raise taxes on the corporations! [Inaudible] And stop the wars! Just stop all the warring.
WEBSTER: Just a minute. I can hear, everybody in here can hear. So you’re making a choice of whether you want to stay or not.
TAYLOR: Answer the question!
[Audience cheers] [Two men walk out in protest]
Kicking people out of so-called “town hall meetings” takes no moral courage at all. In fact, it’s cowardly.