Congresswoman DelBene meets with Mill Creek residents
On Republican plans for important senior safety net programs
August 10, 2018
Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01
(MILL CREEK, WA.) – On Friday (Aug. 10) Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (D-WA) will hold a discussion at the Mill Creek Senior Center to hear concerns from senior citizens about the future of important safety net programs like Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security.
“The Trump administration and congressional Republicans have made dismantling” such important safety net programs for seniors “one of their top priorities,” said a statement from DelBene’s office. “In June, House Republicans announced a promise to balance the budget in nine years, all on the backs of our nation’s seniors. Their plan called for making severe cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security.”
DelBene says last year House Republicans passed health care legislation that cut $75 billion from Medicare and in the process, “Stealing resources that seniors depend on for long-term care, and cut Medicaid funding by more than $750 billion. Medicaid covers 64 percent of all nursing home residents. The bill failed in Senate.”
In a March 2014 report by the Center For Economic Progress, policy analyst Sarah Ayres Steinberg noted, “House Republicans attacking the safety net is nothing new. For years, Rep. Ryan has proposed federal budgets that would severely cut programs that serve the poor in order to pay for billions of dollars in tax cuts for the rich. Two-thirds of the cuts in Rep. Ryan’s last budget plan would have come from programs that serve low- and moderate-income families...his budgets come straight from the supply-side playbook, the failed theory of economics that says we should focus on the so-called job creators, reduce taxes and regulations on the wealthiest 1 percent, and wait for prosperity to trickle down to the rest of us. Not only have decades of experience proven this theory wrong, but new evidence in economics also suggests that the best way to grow the economy is to strengthen the middle class and reduce inequality—exactly what our safety net does.”
WHAT: DelBene Discussion with seniors in Mill Creek,WA
WHEN: Friday 8/10 from 10 am to 10:45 am
WHERE: Mill Creek Senior Center at 4111 - 133rd St. SE, Mill Creek, Wa 98012
NOTE for area seniors interested in attending: Due to recent construction, the Senior Center does not appear on many navigation devices. Correct directions to the center are:
......From I-5 North or South, take exit 186 for WA-96 E/128th St SW
.....Turn East onto WA-96 E/128th St SW and continue 2.8 miles
.....After 35th Ave SE you will see Penny Creek Elementary School on your left and the Vintage at Mill Creek Apartments on your right. Turn towards the Vintage at Mill Creek Apartments and find parking.
Mill Creek Senior Center is on the first floor of the apartment building complex. Look for signs for the Congresswoman DelBene event.