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Opinion: Statistics Show Why 'Save Medicare' Party Line Is Important

Democratic committee chairman gives reasons why he thinks 'Save Medicare' vote is needed.

Here are some very bad statistics.

The general condition of a country's health has is reflected in two statistics: Life expectancy and infant mortality. The following information in from the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency's World Factbook.

The U.S ranks 50 among the 221 countries. Life expectancy is greater in all the European Union countries, and ours is even lower than those of Jordan and Bosnia. The average Canadian can expect to live 3.1 years longer than the average American. We have a greater infant mortality rate than Cuba. For infant mortality, the U.S. ranks 46 of the 222 countries listed with 6.6 infant deaths per 1000 births. These statistics were gathered by our CIA.

Clearly something needs be done. President Obama has tried while Republicans continue to push for more cuts in social spending. Lets get this out to all — send the message to Albany and Washington on Nov. 8: Vote row A and G for

Art Tillman, Chairman

Tom November 06, 2011 at 11:12 PM
Yeah, the completely hysterical part about Tillman's "Democrats" is that the only one who the Sufferin' Crimes endorsed was a Republican, as was the only other one who even came close. All the supposed "real" Democrats were cast aside.
Tom November 06, 2011 at 11:14 PM
Tillman's candidates "talk" about saving the taxpayers money, but in reality they will be "Double Dipping" by collecting salaries AND pensions AND benefits at the same time. Saving money is lipservice. These people want to take it all.
Tom November 06, 2011 at 11:14 PM
I agree completely!
Arthur Tillman November 07, 2011 at 03:03 PM
So as if read this correctly, one who runs for any position in Southold must be willing to give up their pensions if they have one. What an appealing idea for more senior candidates.
Tom November 07, 2011 at 05:07 PM
No, it's called not being a hypocrite, to wit: Don't make a party platform statement that you will save taxpayers money by eliminating positions in town hall, and then simultaneously run candidates who will be "double dipping" by collecting pensions and salaries at the same time. I have no problem whatsoever with your candidates collecting their pensions, they earned it. (by the way Art, nice try attempting to, once again, scare seniors with your little line of "What an appealing idea for more senior candidates") I would like to see your candidates put their money where your mouth is, and agree to help save the taxpayers money by volunteering not to collect their salaries as elected officials, if elected. Or, at the very least, to agree to voluntarily not collect that portion of their salaries that is equal to the amount of money that they collect in their pensions. They can then collect the amount over that. Save us money Arthur, don't nominate double dipping candidates.

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