My mother, aunts, and uncles are already on Medicare. I am a baby boomer and have paid into this system my entire adult life. As I approach the time when I would receive those benefits, I can tell you that I trust the Romney/Ryan campaign more than Mr. Obama. When a president proudly states that his policies have extended the plan by another 10 years, I thing, REALLY?! What happens after 10 years? No only is he refusing to SOLVE a problem, his combined policies have already placed a debt load of over $50,000 on EACH American citizen.<quoted text>
No kidding! They should have sent Mitt to pacify the seniors, Ryan is probably the last politician they'd want to see.
Maybe Mitt had a conflicting fund raiser to attend. Let's hope there is video...
If you talk to "ordinary" people who are on Medicare today, those who do not receive additional government assistance to pay their deductibles, you will find that the system is already shaky. The benefits have already been degraded, placing a financial burden on seniors who must purchase additional policies to close the gap.
Personally, I would rather have more personal control over my future. The social security/medicare "contract" between the people who pay in and the government who promised a return on the investment is already broken.
We have a president in office who has been freely spending BORROWED money for almost 4 years now WITHOUT A BUDGET. No business can function successfully without a budget. You simply cannot continue to spend more than you have!
The Constitution and traditional American values of personal responsibility + personal effort = personal PURSUIT of happiness have been replaced by Mr. Obama's "fair shot" socialism.
In all his efforts to promote "fairness," we have seen the number of welfare recipients increase (again, on BORROWED money). However, he has pushed to waive the requirement to work in order to receive benefits. That requirement to work gave people the opportunity to learn job skills, to experience a more fulfilling way of life than receiving a handout. That requirement should not be viewed as a punishment, but as an opportunity.
If Mr. Obama wants to "share," why can he not see that the workload must also be shared?! If we continue on this path, the United States cannot stand. Where do you think Medicare will be then? When the Muslim Brotherhood capitalizes on our weakness, do you really think they are going to worry about our senior citizens?
In our current situation, the simplest tests of the viability of a candidate's proposals should be: Can we afford it? Can we afford to sustain it? Are we fixing a problem, rather than patching a problem?
Mr. Obama is a smart, personable guy with an approachable manner, but his policies are ruining our futures.
Mr. Romney is a smart, more restrained guy with a razor sharp head for business and a deep concern for all Americans. He has recognized the dangers where we now walk. If we are to survive, don't be blinded by "cool." Think logically beyond the election and vote for our futures.
Remember the meeting Mr. Obama had with the Russian delegate? the meeting where he didn't know he was being recorded? the meeting where he sent word to Mr. Putin that he had "one more election" and after that he could be more "flexible"? I think the implications are serious.
Again, I am almost a senior. I DO NOT want more government control over my future. I AM NOT afraid of a voucher system. I AM TERRIFIED of leaving my future in the hands of liberals, who will continue to take what I have earned, give it to those who have NOT earned, and leave us ALL in poverty within a few years.