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ProSense

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Thu Dec 13, 2012, 01:00 PM Dec 2012

Nancy Pelosi: "donít even think about raising Medicare age" [View all]

Pelosi Takes Hardest Line Against Raising Medicare Eligibility Age

Brian Beutler

At her weekly Capitol press briefing Thursday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi took her hardest line yet against raising the Medicare eligibility age from 65 to 67 in a deal to avoid a major automatic fiscal contraction next year.

And for the first time in this round of high-stakes budget negotiations between President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner she used her clout with House Democrats — whose votes will be necessary to pass any deal they cut — to warn them off of major benefit cuts.

“As I have said, don’t even think about raising Medicare age,” Pelosi said. “We are not throwing America’s seniors over the cliff to give a tax cuts to the wealthiest people in America.”

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“The President knows our views shares our values, we respect his leadership,” she said. “And the Speaker may need our votes to go forward.”

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Kick for ProSense Dec 2012 #1
Don't mess with Pelosi former-republican Dec 2012 #2
She makes Boehner cry. ProSense Dec 2012 #3
Every time that Boehner cries Uncle Joe Dec 2012 #5
kicking it back up former-republican Dec 2012 #4
K/R CakeGrrl Dec 2012 #6
Democrats really need to hear this. kentuck Dec 2012 #7
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