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“Our voices aren’t heard anymore!”

So many of us know Medicare’s new drug benefit is a travesty, but not enough of us do anything or even know how to do anything about it and all the other stuff that’s so against Medicare’s survival.

I do know that not enough of us are voting and many in our state switched parties during the Johnson administration, or they just don’t feel their voices will be heard anymore.

Those seniors wealthy enough to support this administration’s desire to do away with Medicare must be voting while the rest of us suffer in silence and do without needed medical help.

Well, our name “The Silent Generation” was well earned, but we trusted our nation’s leaders. Gosh were we hoodwinked for many years not only on this issue but also so many others; e.g., the terribly bloated population increases since 1970 because of immigration policies which has negated the quality of life and our security for not only senior, but all citizens.

I am subscribing to your publication and want to know how we stop this “runaway” train that is turning our nation into a “one-party” system.

I thank God that I’ve lived all my almost 69 years in this country, the best in the world, but somehow we’ve got to put the brakes on this same old “the rich get richer and the poor get poorer.” I’ve worked hard all my life and continue to work–alas now underemployed as a part-time grocery checker just to barely survive and still cannot afford all medical assistance needed and my prescriptions. Isn’t it a shame that greed controls destroys a nation’s population majority’s quality of life regardless of age.

Wouldn’t it be great if an independent ran who would combine the best of both the Democrat and Republican platforms. As my mother used to say, if she could combine her two daughter’s best qualities, she would have the perfect child.

Thank you for listening,
and Keep on publishing.

Lorna Smith

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