McClintock no friend of seniors

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Congressperson Tom McClintock voted against the Health Care and Education Affordability Reconciliation Act of 2010 (HR4872). The bill, which was sponsored by Rep. John Spratt, would have made improvements to the underlying health care reform legislation, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (HR 3590), originally passed by the Senate. The bill would have improved the Medicare drug benefit by closing the coverage gap or “doughnut hole” that forces millions of seniors to pay thousands of dollars out of their own pockets for their prescriptions. The bill would have also further strengthened Medicare for today’s seniors and future generations by cracking down on waste, fraud and abuse and make health care more affordable for Americans age 50-plus and their families. AARP had recommended a “yes” vote on HR 4872. This is just one example of Tom McClintock voting against seniors and disabled since Congress went back to Washington in January. Needless to say, I will not be sending Tom any money. I will give some to anyone who runs against him in 2012 even though, through the grace of God and redistricting, he will no longer be my Congressperson even if he is re-elected. There are a lot of seniors in his new district as well as his current one. They will not forget, either. AARP will make sure of it. So, no Tom, you cannot Have my money! Curtis Walker, Grass Valley