For Immediate Release
RetireSafe Rejects the President’s Budget and All Budgets That Use Medicare Cuts to Continue Lavish Government Spending
Washington, D.C. (April 13, 2011) — RetireSafe, a 400,000-supporter strong national advocacy group for older Americans, today rejected the President’s budget, and all budgets that seek to finance the Government’s out of control spending by cutting critical funding of Medicare.
As an organization which fights to ensure that American seniors have access to doctors, hospitals and medicine, RetireSafe thinks it is ludicrous that money from an already strapped health care system for seniors will be used to fund Washington’s runaway spending.
“Washington politicians again seem to think that there is half a trillion dollars languishing in Medicare ripe for the picking to use any way they please,” said RetireSafe President Thair Phillips. “If there is that much waste, fraud and inefficiency in Medicare, then let’s find it and use it to shore up the program and put it back on stable financial footing, not use it to add to Washington’s financial slush fund,” Phillips added.
“Getting this country’s finances back in order is very important but it can’t be done on the backs of the very people who are least able to bear the load. Looking to Medicare for money is not the silver bullet to make up for years of fiscal irresponsibility,” Phillips continued. “Let’s fix and stabilize the health care system that millions of older Americans rely on and give seniors the peace of mind they deserve,” Phillips concluded.
RetireSafe is a grassroots organization that advocates and educates on behalf of America's seniors on issues regarding Social Security, Medicare, health and financial well-being. RetireSafe expects its government to keep its promises, protect our nation, and maintain the safety and personal freedoms of its citizens.