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To the editor:
In addition to everything else that's wrong with Donald Trump, the thing that should have every reasonable person opposing him was his attempts, highlighted by the Jan. 6, 2021, coup attempt, to make himself a dictator. We have many horrible office holders. But at least we have the option of voting them out. Trump tried to take that away from us.
So U.S. Representative Nicole Malliotakis' support of him is simply wrong. But in the category of giving the devil her due, I must give her credit for teaming up with a Democrat, U.S. Representative Ritchie Torres, to introduce a bill that would amend Social Security law. This would make it illegal for public or private employers to involuntarily shift Medicare-aged retirees from Medicare into Medicare Advantage plans.
This would protect all retirees, not only in our city, but the entire country. It would protect New York City Transit retirees such as myself, since the latest contract agreed to by Transport Workers Union Local 100 and the MTA calls for transferring us into Medicare Advantage plans.
I hope this bill gains enough support in Congress to pass and is signed into law by President Joe Biden. But you get an idea of why Democrats are not more popular and why the Republican Party is still in business. The overwhelming majority of union leaders and politicians trying to push the Medicare Advantage scam down our throats are Democrats. Meanwhile, a Trump supporter is trying to save us from Medicare Advantage.
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