Did you receive a copy of Congressman David McKinley's "Report to West Virginia Seniors?" Well, only if you're a senior, I guess, and live in West Virginia.
Quite a fancy package - four pages of glossy paper, lots of pictures, smiling grandpas and grandmas and, of course, at least one grandchild. How heart-warming. Paid for at taxpayer expense, naturally.
I guess we should be thankful there is at least one Republican who is not out to gut Social Security and Medicare. Maybe just one. The problem is if the House of Representatives, the United States Senate and the presidency were all controlled by the Republicans right now, Social Security and Medicare would be dead.
We know that because the Republican-controlled House voted in favor of Republican Paul Ryan's budget plan, which included the phasing out of Social Security and Medicare. Not only that but Republican senators and presidential candidates spoke up in support of Ryan's plan.
What's saving us from Ryan's plan is the fact the Democrats have a majority in the Senate and Obama, a Democrat, is president.
About the Republicans in relation to Social Security and Medicare, my dad used to have a saying, "I trust them about as far as I could throw them." This thought applies; I don't trust them at all.
No matter what, we have to keep them out of the White House. Make no mistake, the Republicans are out to get us and out to get Social Security and Medicare.
Is this what they call class warfare?
Leslie P. McGovern