Representative Charlie Bass Tries to Slip Into Constitution His Extreme Plan to Cut Medicare, Social Security in Order to Provide Tax Breaks for Millionaires
July 20, 2011
Bass Plan would Cost New Hampshire Thousands of Jobs
In poll after poll and in countless town halls back home, the public has overwhelmingly rejected House Republicans and Representative Charlie Bass’s budget to essentially end Medicare in order to pay for tax breaks for Big Oil companies and millionaires. On Tuesday night, Representative Bass doubled down by trying to slip into the constitution his extreme plan that would make severe cuts to Medicare and Social Security. The measure would also cost hundreds of thousands of jobs and keep unemployment high for years to come while protecting tax breaks for big oil and millionaires.
“The American people have overwhelmingly rejected Representative Charlie Bass and House Republicans’ extreme budget to essentially end Medicare in order to pay for tax breaks for millionaires,” said Ryan Rudominer, spokesman for the House Majority PAC. “Refusing to get the message, Bass tried to slip into the constitution an extreme plan that would cost thousands of New Hampshire jobs and make severe cuts to Medicare and Social Security while providing tax breaks for millionaires.”
Representative Bass has already been under fire back home for voting to end Medicare as we know it in order to protect billions in tax breaks for big oil and millionaires.
Following his vote for the Republican Budget and the negative advertising and press that ensued, Rep. Bass saw his poll numbers plummet over the month of April. The WMUR Granite State poll showed a sharp shift in the 2nd Congressional District, where the percentage of those with a favorable opinion of Bass dropped from 41 percent in February to 29 percent in late April. [Boston.com, 5/06/11]
The House Majority PAC has previously run ads against Representative Bass for voting to essentially end Medicare in order to protect tax breaks for millionaires.