JoEtta Brown
Western Regional Director At-Large of the National Alliance for Retired Americans

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October 23, 2012
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Debate shows clear difference


The vice presidential debate showed a crystal clear difference between the candidates on key issues of Medicare and Social Security.

On Medicare, Vice President Biden outlined the historic progress the Administration has made in lowering the price of prescription drugs; giving seniors free access to life-saving tests and screenings; and strengthening Medicare's finances by cracking down on wasteful spending of tax dollars by private businesses.

But instead of standing up for seniors, Rep. Paul Ryan did the bidding of the big insurance companies, advancing his plan to steer retirees toward buying health insurance in the costly, unfair private market. …

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The Record Courier Updated Oct 23, 2012 07:36PM Published Oct 23, 2012 07:35PM Copyright 2012 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.