As the Senate prepares to vote on a controversial Medicare funding amendment to the $848 billion health care bill, the seniors lobby has weighed in with a letter affirming it supports the proposed $460 billion in cuts to the program.The vote on the McCain amendment has not yet taken place. I'll update this post when the vote takes place.
Since Monday, the Senate has been debating an amendment by Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain to strip the Medicare cuts -- which are being used to offset other costs in the bill, such as providing government subsidies to help low- and middle-income families buy health insurance.
The AARP, which has supported the health care effort, said in a letter today that it believes the money can be found in Medicare by targeting waste and abuse.
In the meantime, read my prior posts on the insidious roles played by tax-exempt organizations, such as AARP and Consumers Union, in raising taxes on the rest of us.
Update: Not surprisingly, AARP was successful in convincing the Senate Democrats to defeat the McCain amendment.
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