Representative McDermott on Medicare Spending

Representative Jim McDermott (D-WA) talked about the differences between congressional Democratic and Republican positions on Medicare… read more

Representative Jim McDermott (D-WA) talked about the differences between congressional Democratic and Republican positions on Medicare spending. Regarding Medicare and Social Security spending, he said that spending per person had not increased, but rather an increasingly higher percentage of the population was becoming eligible for benefits. He said Republicans should “admit that it’s not a spending problem. It’s a revenue problem.” He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.

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Representative McDermott on Medicare Spending

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Program ID:
310811-4
Category:
Call-In
Format:
Call-In
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Feb 5, 2013

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  • Feb 05, 2013 | 7:45am EST | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Feb 05, 2013 | 7:47am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Feb 05, 2013 | 11:05am EST | C-SPAN 1
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