Letter: Medicare must be preserved
Sunday, August 28, 2011
I am deeply concerned about the House Republicans’ vote to end Medicare and cut benefits that hard-working seniors have earned.
This reckless privatization scheme is an insult to every hard-working American who has paid into Medicare. Medicare belongs to the people who worked their whole life to pay into the system. It’s not the government’s piggy bank to balance the budget on the backs of seniors.
Some of our politicians that we have elected over the years have lost touch with their constituents, and need the Big Oil companies’, etc., money to use for re-election. Maybe there should be term limits on our politicians.
Seniors, our children and grandchildren deserve better than an extreme plan that will take away seniors’ basic benefits.
As voters, we must urge Congress to find a common-sense solution to ensure that Medicare is viable in the months, years and decades to come.