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Congressman Bass today joined Paul Ryan at a campaign rally in Manchester, cementing his support for the Ryan-Bass Plan that would end Medicare as we know it and force seniors to pay thousands more for their care – all while giving tax breaks to millionaires and corporations that send jobs overseas.

This is just another example of Congressman Bass showing that he is willing to gut Medicare and Social Security to remain elected.  The Ryan Plan would completely transform Medicare by turning it into a "voucher" program where you would be forced to purchase healthcare from private insurance companies.  These are the same insurance companies that refuse service to those who are already sick or have been previously diagnosed with a chronic disorder.

“By standing shoulder-to-shoulder with the architect of the Ryan-Bass Plan, Congressman Bass has proven once more that he is a lockstep Republican who puts the interests of millionaires ahead of seniors and the middle class,” said Rob Friedlander, Communications Director for Annie Kuster. “Congressman Bass’ embrace of Paul Ryan and his plan to end Medicare as we know it has sent an unmistakable message to New Hampshire voters: the Ryan-Bass Plan is now the defining issue in this race.”

There is hope on the horizon,  Anne Kuster is once again running for the Congressional Seat in CD 2.  Kuster is a strong supporter of Medicare and Social Security. Speaking at a press conference after the event, Congressional candidate Annie Kuster criticized Congressman Bass’ support of the Ryan-Bass Plan, highlighting the devastating impacts it would have on New Hampshire’s middle class and seniors.

“I’ve spent my entire life in New Hampshire, and if there’s one thing I know about Granite Staters, it’s that they know right from wrong,” said Kuster. “They know that it is simply unfair for Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan and Congressman Bass to ask middle-class families to pay more, while millionaires and billionaires receive a $265,000 tax break. This isn’t an approach that will grow the middle-class or the economy. This is a one-way ticket back to the failed policies of the past.”

We need our elected officials to stand up against the filthy rich like Mitt Romney and take back control of the US House.  We need to preserve Medicare for future generations and work to preserve Social Security.  We need to elect Anne Kuster.

Posted on the NH Labor News

Originally posted to The New Hampshire Labor News on Mon Aug 20, 2012 at 04:25 PM PDT.

Also republished by Take New Hampshire Forward!.

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