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Blurring party lines



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.

Richard Warren


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  • glomedico7

    it's the demorats that are were trying to force us into a medicare advantage plan, like buying electric cars, open borders.

    Wednesday, September 27, 2023 Report this

  • reenjoe

    Yeah, like when the Dems blocked Medicare for All, or was that the GOP? As for electric cars, I didn't know Elon Musk (Tesla) was a Democratic toady or that GM, Ford, Mercedes, Volvo, Jaguar, etc. get their marching orders from Dems. It must have been some pressure campaign given that GM CEO Mary Barra announced they were going all-electric only 8 days after Biden took office on 1/28/2021.

    And you can also always count on a Republican to bring up immigration regardless of the topic at hand. Except that there is a connection between Medicare and immigrants, only not what Reps think it is. Every demographer alive is saying that if the U.S. doesn't open its' borders to immigrants soon, Medicare and Social Security will go bankrupt in a few years due to low native birthrates. Talk about biting the hand that feeds (and takes care) of you.

    Monday, October 2, 2023 Report this