SOURCES: Protect Medicare & Medicaid NOT Tax Breaks for Millionaires

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Give an average tax break of $160,000 to the [X#] millionaire households in his district and cut corporate taxes by 30%.

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Voted to give an average tax cut of $160,000 a year to people earning over $1 million and voted to give corporations a 30% income tax cut. The U.S. House of Representatives voted to extend the Bush-era tax cuts to all Americans, including the richest 2 percent. This would give people earning over $1 million a year an average tax break of $160,000.  The 30% corporate tax cut was contained in the U.S. House of Representatives approved Fiscal Year 2013 budget drafted by Rep. Paul Ryan. Sources: Bush tax cut vote: Final Passage of H.R. 8, House Roll Call Vote 545, Aug. 1, 2012, at http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll545.xml National Economic Council, The President’s Proposal to Extend the Middle Class Tax Cuts, July 2012, at http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/uploads/middleclassreport_7_24_2012.pdf

Corporate tax cut vote: H Con Res 112, House Roll Call Vote 151, March 29, 2012, at http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll151.xml

Millionaires and total households per district: http://democrats.waysandmeans.house.gov/press/PRArticle.aspx?NewsID=12222 

Increase average medical costs for [X#] Seniors in the district by $5,000 over the next 10 years, by ending programs to close the donut hole and for free preventative care.

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Voted for Rep. Paul Ryan’s budget, which repeals the ACA, including several provisions in Medicare that reduce out-of-pocket costs to Seniors and people with disabilities.  These include programs to reduce the prescription drug costs to Seniors falling into the ‘donut hole’ and providing many preventive services to people with Medicare at no additional cost. Slowing the rate of increase of costs to Medicare due to other provisions in the ACA was also a factor in the study.

Sources: H Con Res 112, House Roll Call Vote 151, March 29, 2012. Medicare in the Ryan Budget, CBPP, March 28, 2012, at http://www.cbpp.org/cms/index.cfm?fa=view&id=3731. Cost savings for those on Medicare due to the ACA: http://aspe.hhs.gov/health/reports/2012/beneficiarysavings/ib.shtml

Number of seniors in the district:

http://democrats.energycommerce.house.gov/index.php?q=page/district-by-district-impact-of-republican-medicare-plan-and-medicaid-cuts

Turn Medicare into a voucher program, increasing the health care costs of the  [X#] future seniors in the district by $6,000 a year. 

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Voted for Rep. Paul Ryan’s budget, which would turn Medicare into a voucher program, increasing future seniors’ health care costs by at least $6,000.

Sources: H Con Res 112, House Roll Call Vote 151, March 29, 2012. Medicare in the Ryan Budget, CBPP, March 28, 2012, at http://www.cbpp.org/cms/index.cfm?fa=view&id=3731. For seniors in the district see

For number of future seniors in the distinct:

http://democrats.energycommerce.house.gov/index.php?q=page/district-by-district-impact-of-republican-medicare-plan-and-medicaid-cuts

Cut Medicaid by 33% jeopardizing medical care for [X#] seniors, children and families in the district. 

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Voted for Rep. Paul Ryan’s budget, which would turn cut Medicaid by one-third.

Medicaid figure: Deficit-Reduction Package That Lacks Significant Revenues Would Shift Very Substantial Costs to States and Localities, CBPP, August 8, 2012, at http://www.cbpp.org/cms/index.cfm?fa=view&id=3816

Data on Medicaid enrollment: http://democrats.energycommerce.house.gov/index.php?q=page/district-by-district-impact-of-republican-medicare-plan-and-medicaid-cuts

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