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skippy the bush kangaroo

Sunday, August 25, 2002

elder abuse

the boston globe has an article about the importance of voters over 65 in the upcoming elections, and how both parties are trying to court the elderly.

'' 'this election will be a referendum on social security. as the stock market declines and americans become more concerned about their retirement security, Republican candidates across the nation are in full retreat on the issue,' said a recent memo from the democratic congressional campaign committee, which provides guidance and support for the party's house candidates.

on the other hand, we have four fingers and a thumb:

'' 'there is certainly a backlash to democrats talking down the economy and the stock market. it is a question of ethics that the democratic party would politicize this issue of corporate scandal, and then trying to tie it into social security,' said lee ann mcbride, a spokeswoman for the national republican campaign committee, which supports the party's house candidates."

funny how the national parties care about seniors around the fall of an election year, but whenever it comes time for medicare relief or prudent social security legislation, they are no where to be found.
posted by skippy at 1:10 PM |


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