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Letter to the Editor - "Vaccinations" are Necessary to a Healthy Medicare System

Written By: Bob Olson  |  Posted: Saturday, June 18th, 2011

              It is ironic that "progressive" Democrats are pushing to conserve a system destined to fail while "conservative" Republicans are wisely proposing reforms to ensure Medicare's solvency. Unfortunately, the liberal minority party and its activists have been screaming and kicking at the school nurse like children who need required vaccinations to stay healthy. The sight of the necessary reforming needle makes us squeamish, but it is much better than the alternative.

              Our seniors have become dependent on Medicare which is facing bankruptcy. Rather than leading on these tough issues when they were in the majority, Democrats and the President have dodged the issue to the point where our country is now over $14 trillion dollars in debt.  Progressives would rather play politics and resort to scare tactics than have an honest discussion in search of a solution.

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