Paul Ryan recently visited The Villages. It is a largish town of mainly retirees just south of Ocala, Florida. His visit attracted some protesters:
There is a sign with a dick joke. The one that bothered me was the sign that reads "Hands off my Medicaid"
Uh, it isn't YOUR Medicaid. That particular program is a giveaway of MY money. It isn't now, nor was it ever, your money.
I would also point out that at least half of these protesters were bussed in by the UAW. Why? Because it is a RETIREMENT community with the only jobs being infrastructure and service jobs like medical, grocery, and restaurant jobs.The people here are all wearing Tshirts provided by the Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare. There is a guy standing there, holding a UAW sign. He is wearing a nametag and a dress shirt. I wonder if he is the "community organizer."
The website on the professionally made signs, "saynocuts.org" redirects to "thetruthnow.org" which, according to the site is owned by the "National Committee to Preserve Social Security & Medicare" According to opensecrets.org, they claim to be a "grassroots" organization whose mission is to support the continued existence of Medicaid and Social Security. They facts say otherwise. They donate to Democrats at a ratio of $99 to Democrats for every dollar they donate to Republicans.
In fact, this committee donates heavily to the members of Senate and House committees that have little, if anything, to do with Social Security and Medicare. They seem to simply be a fund generator for the Democratic Party.