Rep. Steve Rothman (D-NJ9) held a pep rally for Medicare with seniors at a Fair Lawn dinner yesterday. The seniors at the meeting reflected on their illnesses and praised Medicare for paying for their surgeries, treatments, etc. Of course, seniors love Medicare; the general population heavily subsidizes it. If seniors had to pay the full cost of Medicare, the premium for each beneficiary would be approximately $11,000.
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), chair of the House Budget Committee, and all but four of his fellow Republicans passed a budget for fiscal 2012 on April 15. No Democrat voted for the Ryan budget. The Senate, controlled by the Democrats, will not approve Mr. Ryan’s “path to prosperity.”
Rutgers University law professor Paul Tractenberg argues in an op-ed (The Record, “Constitutional showdown,” April 3) that the Christie administration violated the constitutional rights of New Jersey’s public education students when it cut aid to school districts this year.
“My fellow Americans. I will make a brief announcement today about my reelection campaign to be your president for another term. Let me be clear, I know many of you are busy, especially those of you who are still looking for work. That is why I want to confess as well. (more…)