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An Effective Firewall

Published Oct. 17, 2018

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As I follow today’s news, I recall all the gains made in recent decades to secure individual rights and healthcare for all, and particularly to protect Social Security. Now I fear that everything is at risk unless we return to more benevolent policies for the poor, working-class families, and seniors. I am concerned about reports that Social Security and Medicare benefits will be cut to offset lost revenue from new tax laws, which seem only to benefit the wealthy. Is this a way to protect seniors who have limited incomes and depend on these programs?

As a senior in our community, I am concerned about the rising cost of healthcare and prescription drugs and benefits for home services that are essential to patients and their families. Threats to these benefits are alarming. We need state legislators who will fight to protect programs affecting our most vulnerable citizens. The coming election is a time for Connecticut voters to speak out and to vote for candidates they can trust.

I support our local Democratic candidates, Norm Needleman and Christine Palm, because I believe they reflect a more compassionate approach to the concerns of families and seniors. They will be an effective firewall against harmful policies on the state level. Norm is a time-tested public servant and will bring proven experience and integrity to his role as state senator. Christine Palm, candidate for state representative, has already demonstrated knowledge and competence and a willingness to listen. She has worked for 10 years with state legislators on policy issues for women, children, and seniors and clearly understands their needs.

I am confident that Norm and Christine will be watching out for me, and think that your readers can count on them, too.

Claire Tiernan

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