Republican Roulette

The Republicans appear to be holding the debt limit hostage in order to destroy Medicare and Medicaid.

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said “there will have to be a deal” on raising the nation’s debt limit before August, when the country will be unable to pay its bills. But he said the deal will have to include significant spending cuts.

“To get my vote we’d have to do something significant both short term and long term and long term means Medicare and Medicaid” cuts, McConnell said.

So let's be clear about this. The Republicans are so driven to obliterate Medicare as we know it, they're willing to risk economic Armageddon in order to get there.

Good luck, Senator McConnell. And keep going! Say, why not check in with Paul Ryan and see how well the House Republicans are doing with their plan to kill Medicare.