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Neil Cavuto Whines About Republican Senators Backing Off Medicare Changes, Says “RIP America’s Financial Future”

Reported by Guest Blogger - May 11, 2011 -

By Brian

Neil Cavuto wasn’t just disappointed that Senate Republicans have basically nixed House Republican Paul Ryan’s plan to end Medicare as we know it by replacing it with a privatized voucher scheme. No, Cavuto decided that signaled “the day that America’s financial future died” all because, as he put it, “some Medicare recipients stomped their feet and roared.”

In his Common Sense commentary at the end of the program, Cavuto said,

"Let it be known that this is the day that America's financial future died. I want you to write it down. May 10, 2011, the day tea partiers elected to the United States Senate not only caved, they quit… And all because some Medicare recipients stomped their feet and roared. And those Republicans ran into their buzz saw and just bugged out… Which is odd because Republican Senators like Pat Toomey and Marco Rubio got to where they are promising big cuts. Then they ran into this big old wall. They discovered folks were fine with cutting spending. But in the case of some Medicare recipients, just not 'their' spending. It is a familiar story. Cut, just don't cut my stuff. So now my friends, we’re all stuffed.

Republicans in the Senate say, ‘Because the reality is Democrats control the Senate today.’ …Which is why they're putting off things like Medicare until after 2012. As if the stark realities we’re facing will be any less after 2012. They won't. I can understand their political math. But I fear our far more unfriendly math. By then, likely one and a half trillion dollars more in debt. And not even a game plan as to how to hack that debt. They say they'll focus then, but I fear it will be too late then. No wonder all this talk of a third party now. The Grand Old Party has botched it. Time was of the essence and now the time has gone. And now 'they're' the ones now risking being gone. History will show it started this day. The 10th of May 2011, when they gave up the fight, and they lost the war… They lost something else, their soul."

Comment: Of course, Cavuto’s not on Medicare so why should he care? Where are Cavuto’s budget ideas with specific cuts? Neil, the world didn't end today, we will survive.

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