“I don’t know how many birthdays I have left.” Ady Barkan, whose video of him challenging Sen. Jeff Flake to vote on his principles and oppose the current GOP tax bill recently went viral, was interviewed on MSNBC’s All In with Chris Hayes. He noted that the current tax proposal, if enacted, will trigger $400 billion in Medicare PAYGO cuts over 10 years. “I paid into Medicare just like all of us pay in. You know, every two weeks we make a commitment to one another and to our society that we’re going to protect each other in case tragedy strikes. And the Republicans are saying, ‘Uh uh, Ady, you don’t get that Medicare Disability that you paid for because Donald Trump Jr. needs a tax cut for his real estate developments and my hedge fund buddies on Wall Street they need a tax cut too.’ So I think that’s not OK and I’m trying to do what I can to fight it.”
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