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The Wicked Witch of CNY has a new PAC money mailer. This time trying to scare seniors over Medicare Part D. As always, the biggest lie is her campaign photo. Sorry to do this to you, but this is what she really looks like...

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Mailer below the fold.

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As always, she's too cheap to pay for return postage of the include push poll.

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  •  Tip Jar (3+ / 0-)
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    betson08, BeeDeeS, wdrath

    In the beginning, the universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry, and is generally considered to have been a bad move. -- Douglas Adams, The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy

    by boriscleto on Thu Aug 16, 2012 at 09:52:50 AM PDT

  •  A variant of this flyer is probably going to be in (0+ / 0-)

    the 1 million dollars of TV ads the RNC just signed up for in the Upstate Syracuse market.

    Notice it has no details as to plans, individuals pushing 40% increases in premiums.  Just charges, no specifics or reputable tangible data to work from.

    What is interesting is the recent Upstate Health newsletter that points out six big blockbuster drugs like Actos, Cymbalta, Singulair, and others used widely by seniors are about to go generic by the end of the year.  This means a difference in up to 700 plus million dollars in the coming year LESS being charged various plans, and of course Medicare Part D. Medicare D will not have an increase this year or next, as far as I know from the reportage.

    The basic thrust of this Republican campaign is to mystify who the friends of Medicare and Medicare related efforts and who the shills for private insurers and defending their interests inside the health care reform efforts are.

    This is the creature who says if you have Medicare and/or  are over  55, you have nothing to fear from her and Paul Ryan's plans.  Already a divide tactic to get some seniors thinking  they are safe as long as the Repubs can fiddle with cutting off the younger generation.

    Witch, a most foul witch indeed.

    This signature....is currently under construction..

    by BeeDeeS on Thu Aug 16, 2012 at 10:50:18 AM PDT

  •  Here is a link to the original source on HR 2190 (1+ / 0-)
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    wdrath

    http://www.govtrack.us/...

    This is a bill to apply drug company supplied rebates for low income persons on Medicaid.  There need to be some changes in language to Medicare Part D to allow that.  Other than that, there is enormous amounts of detail to zig and zag and get some benefits which are apparently not allowed in Medicare D now.

    Medicare D was the clever twist on a prescription drug benefit that expressly forbade negotiations with the drug suppliers by the government, unlike what it does in the VA system for example. This also resulted in hiked prices, became a drug company price protection and profiteering act. Only reason it passed in a Republican Administration.

    Under the new ACA there are some benefits that could be delivered if there was enabling language in some existing legislation like Part D.  Henry Waxman and 13 others introduced this bill last year.

    It is given a 2% chance of passage, being as it originated in the minority party in the House.

    This signature....is currently under construction..

    by BeeDeeS on Thu Aug 16, 2012 at 11:19:47 AM PDT

  •  Buerkle' my Misrepresenative in Washington.... (0+ / 0-)

    ...she purchased her way into office thanks to massive, late funding from billionaires like the Koch brothers, who don't live anywhere remotely close to her district. She, like much of the rest of the Republican Party, now apparently think they can simply purchase their seats again, with blatantly false lies paid, in large part, by outside special interests funded by billionaires.

    My question back to Ms. Buerkle: Why do some Republicans, like yourself, continue to insist on radical changes to Medicare that will fundamentally alter the benefits seniors receive, when other, more modest adjusments are necessary to keep the program intact well into the next century?

  •  Buerkle flyer (0+ / 0-)

    Sigh...So I guess this is going to turn up in my mailbox soon.  The argument is incoherent--does this stuff actually work?

    The good news is yard signs showed up at Maffei HQ this week and I snagged one for my yard.  

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