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The GOP Platform: A Guide-at-a-Glance for 50+ Voters
Posted By Election 2012 On August 29, 2012 @ 12:01 am In Washington Watch | Comments Disabled
The voice vote is in, and Republicans have an official party message: overhaul Medicare  and Social Security  and make some tough-love changes in both public pensions and private pensions, which are backed by the U.S. government. The politically loaded word “privatize” appears nowhere.
Some of the calls for action in the GOP’s 62-page party platform, approved today, have broad implications for older Americans. Here are highlights (also read the Election 2012 guide to the Democratic platform ):
What do you think about the GOP platform and Tuesday night’s speeches? Join the convention discussion .
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URLs in this post:
 Medicare: http://www.aarp.org/health/medicare-insurance/
 Social Security: http://www.aarp.org/work/social-security/
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 guide to the Democratic platform: http://blog.aarp.org/2012/09/04/2012-democratic-platform-guide-medicare-social-security/
 discussion: http://www.aarp.org/online-community/forums.action/politics-society_government-elections_gop-conventional-wisdom
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