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West Palm Obama volunteers call senior citizens to discuss Medicare, Social Security

by Andrew Abramson | August 14th, 2012

Days after Paul Ryan was named Mitt Romney’s GOP running mate, West Palm Beach senior citizen Obama supporters took to the phones today to call fellow elderly residents and criticize the economic plans of the Romney/Ryan campaign. The Obama campaign turned the phone calls into a media event, inviting reporters to listen in.

If an Obama supporter answered the phone, the volunteers thanked them and said: “President Obama is working to preserve and protect a secure and healthy retirement for us today and in the future. The President strongly opposes turning essential programs like Medicare and Social Security — which we have been paying for our entire lives — into vouchers, or leaving them up to the stock market, as the Romney-Ryan plan proposes.”

If an undecided vote on Romney supporter answered the phone, they basically got the same pitch with an added: “After a lifetime of hard work and responsibility, America’s seniors deserve the very best, and President Obama is committed to making sure we hold up our end of the bargain.”

The volunteers were also given various talking points, praising Obama for reducing health care fraud and lowering Medicare premiums.

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3 Responses to “West Palm Obama volunteers call senior citizens to discuss Medicare, Social Security”

  1. whasup Says:

    Gotta love the Obama campaign filling up their boiler-room sales force with little old grannies and gramps to lie to their peers in order to sell a bad product that seniors have already bought enough of.

  2. Mike Says:

    “If an Obama supporter answered the phone, the volunteers thanked them and said: ‚ÄúPresident Obama is working to preserve and protect a secure and healthy retirement for us today and in the future”

    One BIG FAT LIE by the Obama campaign.
    Also the pop up ads here for “healthCare.gov” that tell seniors that they can keep their doctor is a flat out LIE.

    The “Medicaid health care exchanges” if implemented by the states, will REMOVE $700 BILLION from Medicare and hand it to the “Unaffordable health care act” “Medicaid health care Exchanges”

    Barack OBAMA is the ONLY one who is stealing money from Medicare.

  3. Rivka Says:

    Yes. WHY DOES the Palm Beach Post CONTINUALLY put in “HealthCare.gov” as a pop up ad? This is NOT a description of the “Unaffordable health care Act” as it is ACTUALLY written, all 2700 pages of it. —–
    The Medicaid health Care Exchanges will become a Monstrous Bureaucratic BOONDOGGLE which no state can afford to implement without being forced to cut way back on other services to pay for it. And some states, e.g. CA, will go BANKRUPT.

    And you will NOT be able to keep your own doctor, as another blogger noted.

    And the Pop up ad does NOT mention about the COMPLETE POWER given to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sibelius to create ANY rule or regulation that she sees fit, without review by the Congress or the Courts. The Act says “The Secretary of the HHS SHALL” or “The Secretary of the HHS will SEEK to” 1000 times in the statute.
    This is not mentioned in the Healthcare.gov propaganda piece.

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