Reid: GOP Must End its War On Medicare, Social Security

Washington, D.C.Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement on the Republican FY 2012 budget proposal to dismantle Medicare as we know it:
“This budget proposal is more proof that Republicans have declared war on Medicare and Social Security, programs that millions of seniors in Nevada and across the country depend on.  Instead of learning the lessons of their failure to implement George W. Bush’s risky Social Security privatization scheme, Republicans are now advocating an extreme plan to end Medicare as we know it.  While we must cut wasteful spending and excess, Nevadans cannot afford this irresponsible proposal that tries to balance the budget on the backs of seniors while protecting government giveaways to big oil companies and corporations that ship American jobs overseas.”