SHAWNEE, KS – House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan, the architect of a plan to kill Medicare as we know it and replace it with a voucher system, will campaign today in Overland Park for Sen. Pat Roberts, who has voted twice in support of Ryan’s budget that would cut over $700 billion from Medicare, according to Roberts own campaign.
That Roberts would support Ryan’s radical plan shows he’s been in Washington too long and is out of touch with the needs of Kansans, said Orman campaign manager Jim Jonas.
“Washington is broken, and Senator Roberts is part of the problem there. Senator Roberts has failed to show up for his job over 65% of the time, but he found time to vote for these $700 billion in Medicare cuts – twice!” said Orman for Senate Campaign Manager Jim Jonas. “Kansans are tired of the misleading attacks and partisan politics in Washington, and they want someone who will actually solve problems and get things done. Kansans are supporting Greg Orman because he’s a successful businessman with a record of starting and growing companies, creating jobs and solving problems.”
This week, Senator Roberts’ increasingly desperate campaign launched a new round of attacks particularly hypocritical on Medicare, which is surprising given that Senator Roberts twice voted for the $700 billion in Medicare cuts his ad attacks. Though he’s missed the vast majority of his committee hearings and rarely shows up for the job taxpayers pay him to do in Washington – where he lives – he apparently found time to vote for these Medicare cuts twice. Now, he’s campaigning with another Washington politician here in Kansas – this time, the author of the Medicare cuts he voted for.
For more information about businessman Greg Orman and his Independent campaign for U.S. Senate, please visit the campaign online at www.OrmanForSenate.com. For media inquires, please contact our press office at Press@OrmanForSenate.com or call us at 913-353-5277.
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