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Gianforte Votes to Cut More Than $470 Billion from Medicare to Give Himself a Tax Break

Helena – Yesterday, multimillionaire Congressman Greg Gianforte voted to cut more than $470 billion from Medicare over the next decade and turn the health care program into a voucher system in the name of giving himself a tax break. The reduction in Medicare funding will be used in the recently unveiled tax proposal to finance giveaways to superwealthy Americans like Gianforte.
 
During his campaign for Congress, Gianforte wrote that he would fight for older Montanans: “I'll work to protect and strengthen Social Security and Medicare.” But his vote to cut almost half a billion dollars from Medicare proves this promise to be just another example of Gianforte breaking his word to Montanans.
 
It looks like Gianforte, who is one of the richest members of Congress, is willing to sacrifice critical services Montanans have earned through a lifetime of hard work if it helps him save money during tax season.
 
“If it’s a day of the week, it means multimillionaire Greg Gianforte is breaking another promise to Montanans,” said Nancy Keenan, Executive Director of the Montana Democratic Party. “Folks across Montana have earned their Medicare after a lifetime of hard work, but Gianforte just proved that he’ll sell them down the river if it saves him some money. Gianforte still doesn’t understand that a leader in Montana works for everyone, not just himself.
 

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