Alexander: Democrats’ Health Care Plan Scares Seniors, Cuts Medicare

November 5th, 2009 - Mr. President, we have a lot of unusual things happening in the Senate, the Congress, and the world today, but apparently we are about to be presented with a rare opportunity that very few Senators ever have a chance to vote on. The Democratic congressional health care bill will present Senators -- it is still being written from behind closed doors, but from what we can tell from the other bills -- with an opportunity to vote for $1/2 trillion in Medicare cuts and $900 billion-plus in new taxes at the same time. It is very rare that any Senator has a chance to vote for Medicare cuts that big and new taxes that big all at once.