Thu October 11, 2012
AARP voices concerns
During the first presidential debate in Denver, President Barack Obama defended his Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as 'Obamacare,' by saying, in part, that it has been endorsed by the American Association of Retired Persons. The next day AARP sent out a press release reminding people that it 'never consented to the use of its name by any candidate or political campaign.' The non-partisan group was also in the national news last week, when members booed Republican Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan after he said GOP nominee Mitt Romney would 'repeal Obamacare.'
Locally in New York State, AARP has conducted surveys in four of the tightest Congressional districts and found that the majority of the registered voters in their poll over the age of 50 were worried about not having financial security in retirement. Neal Lane is an AARP National Policy Council member and joined us on our program to talk about what seniors are most concerned about as they decide which presidential candidate to vote for this November. Watch the interview above.
Also this week at our Reporters Roundtable we have analysis of recent news involving hydrofracking, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's lawsuit against JPMorgan, and the upcoming election.
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