This morning, Senator Chuck Schumer claimed on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” that he and Senate Democrats support President Obama’s “grand deal” which includes alleged Medicare reforms. Senator Schumer said, “Democrats did not walk out” when the President announced his framework that including Medicare.
Schumer Claims To Support President’s “Grand Deal” That Includes Medicare. “And they [Republicans] walked out of the Biden talks, they just walked out of the President’s ‘grand deal.’ I mean, this idea that both sides are to blame. The President put on the table some terribly painful things, and Democrats didn’t walk out.” (MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” 7/11/11)
Later on in the day, behind closed doors, Senator Schumer and other members of the Senate Democrat Leadership team warned against any deal that included Medicare. Mr. Schumer fears that including Medicare in any deal will “squander” what Senate Democrats believe to be a “major political advantage.”