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Seniors told to fear GOP spending cuts

Vince Coglianese Contributor

The Obama administration escalated a fight with Republicans over spending on Wednesday, warning that millions of seniors could see their Medicare payments blocked under the House GOP plan.

Seniors could also see Social Security payments delayed if the measure backed by the GOP cutting another $57 billion in spending this year is enacted, the administration said.

The administration’s attempts to portray the House budget as harmful to seniors — a powerful voting bloc — represent the White House’s most aggressive step yet to try to gain the upper hand in a battle with House Republicans that for a second time in two months threatens to lead to a government shutdown.

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