August 12, 2009

OLD PEOPLE ARE UNAMERICAN, BUT LUCKILY THIS BILL WILL GET RID OF THEM!:

The Democrats' senior problem (CHRIS FRATES & VICTORIA MCGRANE, 8/12/09 , Politico)

Democrats have a senior citizen problem.

Frustrated older Americans are packing the town halls on health care. They are incredibly passionate about their Medicare benefits. Polls show senior citizens largely disapprove of health care reform ideas so far.

And of course, they vote — in larger numbers than any other demographic.

But so far, Democrats have focused much of their health care sales pitch on middle-class Americans and the uninsured — a slight that has been noticed by senior citizens, who hold great influence with members of Congress.


Indeed, the UR proposes to pay for the uninsured on the backs of seniors, which is dubious politics whatever the medical merit.

Posted by Orrin Judd at August 12, 2009 6:25 AM
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