Bruce Braley Is The ONLY Candidate That Has Cut Medicare

DES MOINES – Despite his false attacks, Washington liberal Bruce Braley is the only candidate running who has cut Medicare. Braley proudly supported ObamaCare, which slashed over $700 billion from Medicare.  

As The Washington Post reports:

“First, where it comes from. On July 24, the Congressional Budget Office sent a letter to House Speaker John Boehner, detailing the budget impact of repealing the Affordable Care Act. If Congress overturned the law, ‘spending for Medicare would increase by an estimated $716 billion over that 2013–2022 period.’” (Sarah Kliff, “Romney’s Right: ObamaCare Cuts Medicare By $716 Billion. Here’s How.,” The Washington Post, 8/14/12)

“Washington liberal Bruce Braley is the only candidate who cut over $700 billion from Medicare and anything to the contrary is categorically false,” said Republican Party of Iowa spokesman Jahan Wilcox.  “After proudly cutting billions of dollars from Medicare and Medicare Advantage, why would seniors ever trust Bruce Braley?”   

BACKGROUND …

In March 2010, Braley Voted For ObamaCare. (H.R. 3590, CQ Vote #165: Motion agreed to, thus clearing the bill for the president 219-212: R 0-178; D 219-34, 3/21/10, Braley Voted Yea)

ObamaCare Cuts Medicare By $716 Billion. “First, where it comes from. On July 24, the Congressional Budget Office sent a letter to House Speaker John Boehner, detailing the budget impact of repealing the Affordable Care Act. If Congress overturned the law, ‘spending for Medicare would increase by an estimated $716 billion over that 2013–2022 period.’” (Sarah Kliff, “Romney’s Right: ObamaCare Cuts Medicare By $716 Billion. Here’s How.,” The Washington Post, 8/14/12)

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Bruce Braley has been in Washington for 8 years and was recently in Texas for a political fundraiser where he belittled Senator Chuck Grassley for being just a farmer, with no law degree.  Additionally, during the 112th Congress, Braley skipped 75 percent of the full Veterans’ Affairs Committee hearings.