Today, Cass County Prosecutor and Fourth Congressional District candidate Teresa Hensley hosted the kickoff meeting of "Seniors for Hensley" and vowed to oppose any effort to privatize Medicare or Social Security.
"For seniors, this election is crucial. Congresswoman Hartzler voted twice to end Medicare as we know it and she'll keep pushing that reckless agenda if she gets reelected," said Hensley. "I'm offering a clear alternative. I will oppose any bill and fight any proposal that would voucherize Medicare or privatize Social Security. We have an obligation to make sure these programs are protected and preserved for future generations."
The "Seniors for Hensley" event took place at Tara's Café in Belton, MO. At the meeting, Hensley discussed her opposition to the Paul Ryan budget for which Congresswoman Hartzler voted. The Paul Ryan budget, according to the Wall Street Journal, would essentially end Medicare as we know it, among other things. Hensley also discussed prescription drug costs and long term care challenges.
"Protecting and strengthening Medicare and Social Security should not be about playing political games," added Hensley. "The plan that Congresswoman Hartzler supports will make seniors pay more immediately and it will jeopardize the future of Medicare. We need to set partisan politics aside and do what's right for seniors in the 4th District and in Missouri."