Congressman Rehberg follows Congressional extremists to take Montana down the Path to Poverty
Helena, MT -- Millionaire Congressman Dennis Rehberg is trying to tap dance around his support for an unpopular GOP budget plan that ends Medicare as we know it and increases the federal debt, but he's not fooling ordinary Montanans.
“Congressman Rehberg voted just last week to spend $300 million on a experimental school voucher program in Washington, D.C., putting our nation another $300 million in debt," said Ted Dick, executive director of the Montana Democratic Party. "Now Congressman Rehberg wants to eliminate Medicare altogether, and that speaks volumes to where his priorities are. His irresponsible plan will do nothing to fix the federal deficit. This legislation might feel good to Congressman Rehberg and his extremist friends, but it would hurt Montana.”
In the short run, Rehberg's plan increases the cost of prescription drugs and ends access to preventative care for seniors. Altogether, the Rehberg plan will end Medicare for 20 million Americans starting in 2022.