July 24, 2015


Elderly woman rips Jeb in townhall: "I paid into that for years - now you want to take it away?”

DAILY KOS: “We’re not going to have adequate coverage for our children or our grandchildren without Medicare. I paid into that for years and years just like all these other seniors here and now you want to take it away?” said the woman, who did not identify herself and left before the town hall concluded. “Why are you always attacking the seniors?”
“Well, I’m not,” Bush responded. “Here’s what I said: I said we’re going to have to reform our entitlement system. We have to.”
“It’s not an entitlement,” the woman shot back. “I earned that.”
Jeb Bush raised 88% of his campaign cash from donors who gave the primary maximum of $2,700. (I wonder what Hillary's percentage is? It might give you a clue on what she's going to try to cut. Like Obama suggested cutting Social Security through chained CPI cuts? Expanding "entitlements" isn't a clean split along party lines. Bush is called a centrist and he wants to cut extremely popular programs like Medicaid? Hillary's called a centrist, too. Beware of centrists.