Monday, June 06, 2011

DEM Senators Letter to Biden

Democratic senators Bill Nelson, Sherrod Brown, Ben Cardin, Claire McCaskill and Jon Tester have sent a letter to Vice-President Joe Biden. In the letter, the senators say that the Paul Ryan plan to turn Medicare into a voucher program should not be included in any budget deal. Biden is involved in budget negotiations with Congressional Republicans. Biden has been open to cuts in Medicare. The senators are urging Biden to walk back his previous position.

All the Senators that signed the letter are up for re-election. The letter is good politics for them. It also means that if the senators stick to their position the Obama administration won't be able to cave in the the Republicans.

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