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Letters to the editor: Democrats, not Chamber of Commerce, will save Medicare

4:58 PM, Aug. 16, 2013  |  Comments

To save Obamacare, seek the help and advice of Sen. Ted Cruz. To help Hispanic immigrants, seek the help and advice of U.S. Rep. King of Iowa. In 1963, to end segregation seek the help and advice of Gov. George Wallace of Alabama?

The above is nonsense. As we celebrate 48 years of Medicare it is just as much nonsense to the help and advice of the Chamber of Commerce and their local spokesperson John Casper in order to save Medicare.

In 1965 when Medicare passed and was signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson. Sen. Goldwater voted against it as did the majority of Republican U.S. Senators and of course the Chamber of Commerce was against Medicare.

Now in 2013 we know that millions of old people have enjoyed the benefits of Medicare because of Democrats like me.

As I near 80 years old I know I could have been a better person. But one of the best things I ever did was to go all out in support of Medicare from 1962-1965.

The Democratic Party that gave us Medicare will save Medicare. The Democratic Party that gave us Social Security will save Social Security. We Democrats absolutely love Social Security and Medicare. We gave them birth, we raised them. We will save them. God Bless all those who gave us Social Security and Medicare.

James Angel Genisio

Oshkosh

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