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Santorum: ‘Most seniors’ should be thrown off Medicare, today

By Stephen C. Webster
Friday, April 15, 2011 9:43 EDT
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Former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA), an ultra-conservative who believes Social Security is dying because of legal abortion, said recently that he feels the Republican budget does not go far enough in restricting medical care for senior citizens.

Unlike Rep. Paul Ryan and the GOP leadership, which has excluded today’s seniors from their plan to destroy Medicare, Santorum wants “most” kicked off the program, and he said so in a recent interview with Fox News conservative opinion host Sean Hannity.

President Obama has said the Republican plan to privatize Medicare is essentially a death knell for the hugely popular public health program, which would be done away with and converted into a voucher program that provides a small stipend for health costs.

The Congressional Budget Office said the Republican plan would increase medical costs for seniors by at least 25 percent over the next 20 years.

In a recent poll, most Republican voters said they wanted Medicare left alone.

Santorum has said he is likely running for president in 2012.

This audio is from The Sean Hannity Show, broadcast April 15, 2011, as snipped by Think Progress.

Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster is the senior editor of Raw Story, and is based out of Austin, Texas. He previously worked as the associate editor of The Lone Star Iconoclast in Crawford, Texas, where he covered state politics and the peace movement’s resurgence at the start of the Iraq war. Webster has also contributed to publications such as True/Slant, Austin Monthly, The Dallas Business Journal, The Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Weekly, The News Connection and others. Follow him on Twitter at @StephenCWebster.
 
 
 
 
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