Jeff Flake, Arizona Congressman, Hit For Medicare Cut Comments
The Republican nominee for Arizona's open U.S. Senate seat, Rep. Jeff Flake, is being criticized in a new web ad for suggesting that Medicare be cut instead of defense.
Flake, who is seeking the seat being vacated by Republican Sen. Jon Kyl, told a group in Tucson last week that he believed Congress should make more cuts to "entitlement programs" -- in particular, Medicare -- as part of the sequestration process mandated by last year's failure to reach a federal budget-slashing deal, according to a report in the Arizona Daily Star. Congress is currently looking at the sequestration-ordered cuts to defense spending.
The Arizona Daily Star reports:
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