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California to close up to 70 state parks in budget crunch

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – California will close up to 70 of its 278 parks to help narrow its budget gap, officials said on Friday just a few days before Governor Jerry Brown unveils a revised plan to close a roughly $15 billion deficit. The closures will save the government of…

Facing long odds, Democrats reintroduce DREAM Act

WASHINGTON – Top Senate Democrats on Wednesday reintroduced the DREAM Act, a proposal that would grant legal status to children of unauthorized immigrants if they attend college or join the military and show strong moral character. The measure was unveiled on one day after President Barack Obama gave a major…

Obama health secretary: Seniors may ‘die sooner’ under GOP Medicare plan

WASHINGTON – U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius offered a pointed assessment Thursday of the Republican Medicare plan. “If you run out of the government voucher and then you run out of your own money, you’re left to scrape together charity care, go without care, die sooner,” Sebelius…

Republican push to privatize Medicare unraveling

WASHINGTON – Americans concerned about the future of Medicare can breathe a sigh of relief: recent developments on Capitol Hill suggest Republicans are easing up in their push to turn the program into a voucher system. The proposal is a non-starter in the Senate, and unlikely to survive President Barack…

House Republicans not giving up plan to slash Medicare

House Republicans will not give up a plan to cut Medicare and eventually turn it over to the private market. The Washington Post reported that House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) suggested Wednesday that Republicans were open to budget talks with the White House, including taking Medicare cuts off the…

Dems worry Budget Chair’s compromise plan could shift debate to the right

WASHINGTON – A new budget proposal being drafted by the top Democrat on the Senate budget committee has the party concerned that it could weaken their negotiating position and shift the debate to the right. Sen. Kent Conrad (D-ND), who is retiring next year, announced Tuesday that he’s preparing a…

Bachmann backing away from GOP Medicare plan?

WASHINGTON – The constituent anger over the GOP-approved blueprint to erode Medicare is enough to make any Republican squeamish, but the latest sirens of concern come from an unlikely source: Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN). The tea party darling, an unabashed supporter of hard-right causes, took to the conservative blog RedState.com…

Angry voters castigate GOP over Ryan budget plan

GREENFIELD, Wisconsin (AFP) – Angry voters jeered and booed as the architect of the Republican budget plan tried to explain why raising taxes on the rich wouldn’t help the United States deal with its deficit problems. “It’s a start!” one man shouted. “Let’s do it!” another voice cried. “What about…

Reid to force Senate vote on controversial Ryan budget

WASHINGTON – Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) will hold a Senate vote on Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) controversial budget plan, Raw Story has confirmed. The plan, recently approved by the House, has virtually no chance of passing the Democratic-led Senate. The vote would serve to put Senate Republicans on the…

GOP’s budget raises Medicare eligibility age: CBO

WASHINGTON – The House-approved Republican budget plan would eventually raise the age at which seniors are eligible for Medicare coverage, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office. Currently at 65, the plan would increase the Medicare eligibility age by two months per year starting in 2022, until it hits 67…

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