Today, Congressman John Tierney spoke with seniors at the Colonial Gardens retirement community in Beverly. Tierney talked about his record of protecting Social Security and Medicare benefits, and took part in the community's National Senior Citizens Day celebration as part of his campaign's Standing Up For Seniors Week.
"I remain committed to making sure seniors have the secure retirement that they have earned," said Congressman John Tierney. "I will keep fighting to preserve Medicare and Social Security. I strongly oppose the Paul Ryan Budget that will dismantle both of these critical programs that seniors depend on. The Ryan-Tisei agenda will end Medicare and force the middle class to pay more."
John Tierney's Republican opponent, Richard Tisei, said that the Ryan Plan was "a good starting point." Tisei said that everything, including cuts to Social Security and Medicare, should be on the table. Congressman Tierney believes that any plan that will raise taxes on the middle class, gut Social Security, and end Medicare is not a good start.
"Richard Tisei wants to re-engineer Medicare as we know it. Medicare works well and I want it to be there for my children and grandchildren. Tisei would repeal the Affordable Care Act and reopen the Medicare donut-hole, which would cost seniors more money for their prescription drugs. I am supporting John Tierney because of his commitment to protecting Social Security and Medicare," said George Silverman a resident at Colonial Gardens.