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Democrats don’t care

I remember a time years ago when Democrats, during election cycles, pandered to senior citizens by promising to raise their Social Security payments and reminding everyone that they created Medicare. Now, they just tell seniors that if Republicans are elected, they will reduce or take away benefits. Bottom line: Elect us, and things will stay the same. Elect them, and things will get worse.

Many seniors I have talked to really buy into this. Democrats don’t need to do anything extra, even with rising inflation due to trillions of dollars of wasteful spending, for seniors to get their vote, so they focus on winning over other groups that believe they are marginalized. If lip service does the job, Democrats won’t lift a finger to help you if you belong to any of those groups. The big money they take from you and me goes to special interests that keep them in power.

No one group, however, gets special attention forever. Every group will be discarded once its usefulness has expired. The same is true for individual supporters and even colleagues. Get in their way or make them look bad, and they will throw you under the bus. The Democratic leaders of today are a far cry from the ones my parents and many other seniors used to support.

Craig Detmer

Spokane



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