Amodei Faces Heat From NV Seniors


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 8, 2011
Contact: Zach Hudson, Comm. Dir., NSDP
(702) 737-8683

Amodei Trying to Backtrack his Support for GOP Plan to Kill Medicare 

After calling it “excellent” …  career politician & lobbyist tries to pretend he’s against Medicare-ending GOP plan

Las Vegas, NV – Well, you didn’t need a crystal ball to see this coming.  After repeatedly being called out for his support for the job-killing Republican plan to kill Medicare, career politician and lobbyist Mark Amodei is now trying to backtrack and hide his support for ending Medicare.  This comes after Amodei had previously said that he thinks the Medicare-killing parts of the Ryan budget were “excellent”, and that he “needs to cozy up to Paul Ryan and give whatever support he needs,” Paul Ryan, of course, being the architect of the Republican plan to kill Medicare.

“Just because Mark Amodei has come to realize that his plan to kill Medicare is not popular does not mean he gets to rewrite history,” said Zach Hudson, spokesperson for the Nevada State Democratic Party.  “Amodei is proving once again that he cannot be trusted to tell the truth to the voters of CD2 as he desperately tries to weasel out of his support of the Republican plan to kill Medicare.  The fact is, Amodei called the Medicare-killing component of the Republican plan ‘excellent’ and his pretending otherwise will not change that.”

What Amodei Has Said About the GOP Plan to Kill Medicare:

Amodei On Paul Ryan: “I like A Lot Of What He Has To Say In Terms Of Medicare. I Think That’s Excellent.” During a June 2011 Republican debate for Congressional District 2, Mark Amodei said, “I like a lot of what he [Rep. Paul Ryan] has to say in terms of Medicare, I think that’s excellent.” [Republican Congressional District 2 debate, 6/15/11] (Video available)

Amodei: “I Need To Cozy Up To Paul Ryan And Give Him Whatever Support He Needs…” During the Republican State Central Committee meeting in June 2011 Mark Amodei said, “I need to cozy up to Paul Ryan and give him whatever support he needs because there’s a Republican who, instead of doing…going over into the corner and folding your arms and saying no, he said he said here’s my plan. Here’s what I’m willing to do.” [Nevada Republican State Central Committee meeting, 6/18/11] (Video available)

Amodei: “Hats Off To Paul Ryan For Stepping Up.” During a June 2011 Republican debate for Congressional District 2, Mark Amodei said, “First of all, hats off to Paul Ryan for stepping up and putting a plan forward.  One of the biggest . . . on republicans over the years is ‘don’t just be no, what’s your plan.’  Paul Ryan reached up, grabbed the bat, went up to the plate and he took a swing at the problem. [Republican Congressional District 2 debate, 6/15/11] (Video available)

 

 

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