Press Release: Schwartz’s Vote to Cut $700 Billion from Medicare

by Joe Rooney for Congress

This week, Ardsley native, veteran Marine fighter pilot, and Delta Captain Joe Rooney was endorsed by Pennsylvania congressmen Jim Gerlach, Pat Meehan, Mike Fitzpatrick and Charlie Dent.  On the heels of their endorsement, fiscal conservative Joe Rooney sent the following letter to his opponent Allyson Schwartz:

Sent via Mail, Email and Fax

Dear Ms. Schwartz,

Why did you vote to cut Medicare by over $700 billion? You are destroying Medicare for families and seniors and not working to protect us here at home.

Why did you vote to gut Medicare, not just once, but repeatedly? You voted to ration health care and place nameless, faceless bureaucrats in charge of our health care here at home.  That’s just plain wrong.

Simply put, you cut hundreds of billions of dollars from Medicare to pay for rationing health care, and empowered a board of unelected and unaccountable bureaucrats to gut Medicare and hurt us.  We don’t need rationing and we sure don’t need more government bureaucrats.

Fact:       Congressional Budget Office (CBO):  Latest estimate for Obamacare’s Medicare cuts are $ 741 Billion. (Source:  “Estimates for the Insurance Coverage Provisions of the Affordable Care Act Updated for the Recent Supreme Court Decision,” Congressional Budget Office, July 2012)

Congresswoman Schwartz, you need to explain to taxpayers why you consistently vote against us.  As always, the taxpayers and I await your answer to these very important questions.




Joe Rooney

Candidate for Congress