Attacks on Seniors Failing for Scott Walker, Paul Ryan and GOP

May 24, 2011

MADISON-Following is the statement of Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Mike Tate following Republican attacks on seniors in the Legislature and nationally.

“In the face of overwhelming opposition, Republicans have been stymied in their attacks on our seniors.

In the Legislature, Republicans furiously reversed their own plans to gut SeniorCare only after six GOP senators now face recalls this summer and thousands of Wisconsin citizens signed petitions to save the successful program that helps seniors pay for prescription drugs  They claim that they will, for the moment, spare the program.

And as New York’s Congressional election shows, Paul Ryan’s attempt to end Medicare is being rejected even by Republican voters.

Both Republican legislators and Paul Ryan promise that they will preserve SeniorCare and Medicare, but we know these promises are an absolute sham.

It’s time for Scott Walker and his rubber-stamping Republicans to stop playing politics with SeniorCare, for Paul Ryan to stop his plans to end Medicare and for all of them to stop paying for tax cuts for the rich and huge corporations on the backs of Wisconsin’s seniors.”