Letter: Ryan budget won’t help seniors



Recently I received a flyer from Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Camas, our voice in Congress. She informed me that she and her colleagues are taking action to stop Medicare rationing or cutbacks before they occur. Being a senior, I should be glad she is in my corner, but how is she going to help me when she and her colleagues support Congressman Paul Ryan’s budget plan?

We all know that the Ryan budget plan would make Medicare into a voucher program and cost us seniors up to $6,000 per year in added expenses. Does Herrera Beutler and her colleagues realize that the Republican candidates they are supporting want to privatize Social Security? The projected budget for Social Security under any of these candidates would slash our Social Security checks between 35 to 40 percent.

Now my question to Herrera Beutler is … who are these seniors she is trying to protect?

Bob Olson