Kathy Hochul on Health Care
OpEd: Changing Medicare scared the heck out of seniors
Congressman Ryan committed a major mistake. Ryan scared the heck out of seniors. Like it or not, the majority of seniors love Medicare. When you start talking in ways that make older Americans nervous, it's bad politics.
So what did the Democrats do? They turned Paul Ryan and his Medicare proposal into a punching bag, and Republicans lost a special congressional election in upstate New York that they should have won handily.
The Democratic candidate, Kathy Hochul, bludgeoned her Republican opponent Jane Corwin with Mediscare campaign of TV ads that featured an old lady in a wheelchair being shoved off a cliff.
The ad explained that the reason grandma was being tossed over the ledge was because of "Paul Ryan and his friends in Congress." Unfair? You bet. Good politics? Absolutely.
Source: Time to Get Tough, by Donald Trump, p. 78-79
, Dec 5, 2011
Don't replace Medicare with vouchers
The Rochester Democrat & Chronicle says "Hochul strongly opposes GOP plans to replace Medicare with vouchers for private insurance." [Kathy's response ad about her opponent's attack ad]: "Jane Corwin supports the Republican proposal for
Medicare, which would turn it into a voucher system. Hochul strongly opposes GOP plans to replace Medicare with vouchers. Corwin remains a staunch supporter" of the plan. A sign that Corwin is a strict GOP partisan."
Source: 2012 House campaign website, kathyhochul.com, Press Release
, May 16, 2011
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