It was a strange vote, given the recent history of Republican opposition to Democrats’ health care reform. Just last year, Republicans claimed that health care reform would eliminate Medicare, saying that the elimination of Medicare would be a terrible thing. The health care reform legislation they were talking about doesn’t actually eliminate Medicare, but that didn’t stop Republicans from raising an alarm about Medicare being in danger.
But then, this last Friday, at 2:23 PM, the House Republicans presented a budget plan that includes the explicit destruction of Medicare.
235 Republicans voted for the destruction of Medicare. Only 4 Republicans voted against the destruction of Medicare.
All the other Republicans were against the destruction of Medicare before they were for it.