Feinstein Vows Fight For Medicare, Social Programs

SACRAMENTO (AP) — U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein says Democrats must retake control of the House of Representatives next year or risk deep budget cuts that would hurt seniors and poor people the most.

The four-term senator from California told fellow Democrats on Saturday that conservatives and tea party followers are trying to dismantle America’s social and economic safety net. She addressed the state party’s annual convention in Sacramento.

Feinstein also slammed a budget proposal by Republican Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin that would fundamentally restructure Medicare and cut social safety-net programs such as food stamps and Medicaid.

Feinstein called the plan “unfair, irresponsible and a non-starter in the Senate,” and vowed to fight it.

The popular senior senator is up for re-election next year and so far faces no serious opposition.

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  • Tony F

    The reason this old bag is popular is because California is KING of the entitlements. Why would the lazy choose to vote her out? What would the generations of “Give me” do without her?

    • mister s

      Well said Tony. Honestly, I’m surprised the droves of lazy supporters even leave the couch to vote, but I guess it’s less work for them than say…….. working for what they have.

  • louisbon

    another Jewish American Princess, never worked a day in her life, old angry looking hag has to go!

  • Oops...

    I’m all for keeping aid for seniors. But as for anyone else-if you want benefits, you should work for them. The government needs to put these lazy moochers to work! That would reduce the double-dipping too. Can’t work a job under the table while you’re picking up trash or doing whatever busy-work someone comes up with. Don’t show up? Don’t get paid. Much like a job!

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