Today, Democratic U.S. Senate nominee Mazie Hirono welcomed the endorsement of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare. … The endorsement was made at a press conference in front of the Moili’ili Community Center.
At the press event, Hirono said, “Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan and Republican Linda Lingle have made their radical proposal for Medicare clear by supporting a voucher program that threatens our most vulnerable senior citizens. I will fight to fulfill the commitment we have made to our kupuna and ensure that Medicare, as well as Social Security, is protected and strengthened. …
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