Democratic congressman on Medicare: Don’t mess with my momma

Alex Pappas Political Reporter
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Democratic Rep. Mike Honda of California has a message for Republicans who’ve advocated privatizing Medicare on the campaign trail: you’re messing with my mom.

Honda, at a DNC press conference linking Republicans to what the DNC says are the out of the mainstream policies of the Tea Party movement, said while “Democrats have worked tirelessly over the last year to provide quality, affordable health-care to every American, the Tea Party Republicans want to end Medicare as it presently exists for future generations of seniors.”

“Let me get just a little bit personal here,” Honda said. “My mother depends on Medicare and also Social Security. You do this, you mess with my mother.”

After eliciting laughter from the crowd, he continued: “We stand for our parents, our seniors, working people. Don’t mess with them.”

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