Letter to the Editor
The Republican budget makes huge cuts in Medicare and gives huge tax breaks to oil companies who are already rolling in money from their record profits. But these Medicare cuts hit the middle class the hardest because when poor people get sick and go to the hospital – someone has to pay for it. And when the government pays less then those costs are passed on to those of us who do pay as increases in insurance premiums and higher out of pocket expenses. As insurance goes up more companies are telling employees that they have to pay more of their own medical costs. Some companies are dropping medical coverage entirely. In cutting Medicare the Republicans are really taxing the rest of us.