Yesterday, republican Senate wannabe John Brunner appeared with Wisconsin tea party darling Sen. Ron Johnson where Johnson said republicans need to take a "meat ax" to federal spending, Johnson then went on to single out Medicare.
From The Beacon:
St. Louis businessman John Brunner, a Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate, is embracing much of the message from U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., who told local Republicans that their party needs to “take a meat ax” to the federal budget should the GOP win control of the U.S. Senate this fall...
Johnson said that one of the best ways to address rising medical costs, such as for Medicare, was to make the public more aware of how much medical procedures costs – and to have them pay a portion. “People don’t have skin in the game,’’ Johnson said, so they’re unaware of how much medical procedures costs, and don’t do any comparison shopping.
Good to know that John Brunner thinks taking a "meat ax" to Medicare is a "common sense approach." Has Brunner talked with any seniors about this? Pretty sure they'd call that idea insane.