If you're a senior citizen, you are a target of a planned misinformation campaign. Videos of Grandma being thrown off the cliff, and worse yet our own elected Congressmen and Senators will hold Town Hall meetings to tell you of the "dire consequences to you and the loss of your coverage".
You are smart enough not to fall for the kind of political party-based rhetoric, which is without substance and worse yet does not address the "real" problem. The real problem is that we cannot ignore the huge "Debt" of our State, or of our Country.We must find ways to live within our income. We all, no matter what our age is, need to start to educate ourselves and to get involved in the political process.
We're deep in debt, and it's partially our own fault. We voted people into positions of power, and we didn't pay enough attention to what they were doing, and how they were doing it. We're all tired of listening to the Politicians telling us "what to believe", when they've established a history with us of being "unbelievable" in what they say.
If you take the time, you can find out what's true and what's not.
HERE ARE SOME TRUTHS ABOUT THE REPUBLICAN PROPOSAL FOR MEDICARE REFORM
1. If you are 55 years old or older, "THERE WILL BE NO CHANGE IN YOUR COVERAGE, YOUR MEDICARE AND SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS WILL REMAIN AS THEY ARE TODAY"
2. If you're younger than 55, then over the next ten years there will be changes. Your payments into the system, will result in your receiving a check, or voucher, on retirement which you can spend to buy the kind of medical coverage you want. States will be forced to open their borders to competing insurance providers, and to eliminate many of the mandates they now insist our in State providers supply.
The Republican plan is almost a mirror copy of the medical plan Congress now has.
Should there be any doubt in your mind as to the accuracy, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org, and I will supply information direct from Congressman Paul Ryan.
We, you and I, have been whipsawed from crisis to crisis. What we face today is a series of facts we can't ignore. Each of us, our children and grandchildren, owe between $40,000 and $50,000 toward the federal debt, and some $13,600 in State debt. This kind of spending must stop.
The Republican 2012 budget is a plan that will return some "common sense" to Government, rein in spending, reduce Government size, and atack the waste, fraud, and corruption that's been allowed to take place.
The Democratic plan, is to spend more, make Government larger, control more and more of your life, and unfortunately oppose the Republican plan, by attempting to "Frighten" us all into rejecting it. Our choice is whom to believe.
I choose to believe in the intelligence and common sense of the American people, they know when they are hearing the "Truth", and they know when they are not.