Unless you’ve been completely disconnected from the news media and the internet for the past week, you’ve probably seen or heard the national debate that is raging over the $716 billion robbing of Medicare that will directly impact costs and care for tens of millions of seniors across this country.
Unfortunately, we now have proof that the 2010 government takeover of healthcare was designed to rob funds from Medicare to pay for the massive new program.
What you may not know is that in January of this year, 48 Maine legislators signed a brief to the U.S. Supreme court in support of the law, throwing their support behind robbing Medicare to help pay for the takeover. Here is a link to the brief signed by 48 Maine legislators.
Did your Maine Senator or Rep. support robbing Medicare? Below is a list of the signers from Maine.
|Senator Justin Alfond *||Rep. Timothy Driscoll||Rep. Maeghan Maloney ***|
|Senator Phil Bartlett||Rep. Bob Duchesne||Rep. Ed Mazurek *|
|Rep. Roberta Beavers *||Rep. Mark Eaves *||Rep. Terry Morrison *|
|Rep. Henry Beck *||Rep. Paul Gilbert *||Rep. Mary Nelson *|
|Rep. Devin Beliveau||Sen. Seth Goodall *||Rep. Andrew O’Brien|
|Rep. Seth Berry *||Rep. Adam Goode *||Rep. Ann Peoples *|
|Rep. Andrea Boland *||Rep. Anne Graham *||Rep. Matt Peterson *|
|Senator Joe Brannigan||Rep. Charles Priest *|
|Rep. Sheryl Briggs *||Rep. Megan Rochelo *|
|Rep. Emily Cain *||Rep. Margaret Rotundo *|
|Rep. Michael Carey *||Rep. Denise Harlow *||Rep. Diane Russell *|
|Rep. Alan Casavant *||Rep. Terry Hayes *||Rep. Linda Sanborn *|
|Rep. Ralph Chapman *||Rep. Jon Hinck||Rep. Peter Stuckey *|
|Rep. Alex Cornell du Houx||Rep. Peter Kent *||Rep. Sharon Treat *|
|Senator Margaret Craven *||Rep. Chuck Kruger *||Rep. Melissa Walsh Innes *|
|Senator Cynthia Dill **||Rep. Walter Kumiega *||Rep. David Webster|
|Rep. Jim Dill *||Rep. Thomas Longstaff *||Rep. Joan Welsh *|
* Seeking re-election or election to new Maine legislative office in 2012 election.
** Seeking election to U.S. Senate in 2012.
*** Seeking election as District Attorney in 2012.
While we can expose these legislators for their support of the gutting of Medicare, you can help us spread the word even more. How can you do that?
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*Updated: This post originally stated that 51 Maine legislators had signed the brief. In fact, 48 legislators signed the brief, and a glitch led to three of those legislators, Rep. Adam Goode, Senator Seth Goodall and Rep. Anne Graham being counted twice in the tally.