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The Democratic Platform: A Guide-at-a-Glance for 50+ Voters

Delegates at the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., went on record today as committed to keeping the “promise” of Social Security and Medicare for older Americans. But their 2012 platform is short on details of their own plans to maintain the financial strength of both programs.

The Democratic Party’s 40-page platform, released last night, touches on the major issues of importance to older Americans. Here are highlights (also read the Election 2012 guide to the GOP platform):


Social Security

Retirement Security

-Susan Milligan

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