‘The Barbaras’ weigh in on GOP Medicare plan

Democrats ramped up the rhetoric today as the U.S. Senate draws nearer its vote on the House Republicans’ budget plan, which includes recasting Medicare into a system in which seniors would receive vouchers to pay for private health insurance.

From U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif.:

From Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Oakland:

UPDATE @ 6:05 P.M.: I’ve been checking to see if the House GOP leadership would post videos of any floor speeches on this topic today; seeing none, I’ll add House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan‘s “Meet the Press” interview from the day before yesterday:

Josh Richman

Josh Richman covers state and national politics for the Bay Area News Group. A New York City native, he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and reported for the Express-Times of Easton, Pa. for five years before coming to the Oakland Tribune and ANG Newspapers in 1997. He is a frequent guest on KQED Channel 9’s “This Week in Northern California;” a proud father; an Eagle Scout; a somewhat skilled player of low-stakes poker; a rather good cook; a firm believer in the use of semicolons; and an unabashed political junkie who will never, EVER seek elected office.

  • Alan Repub

    You liberal democratic dumb dumbs call yourselves a news organization? Where is the repub side. You aren’t news, you are a political hatchet. I hope you drownd in my toilet.