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Lt. Gov. Calley and MI Rep. Horn talk Medicare

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(08/16/12) - More than 80 Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan supporters came to the Saginaw Victory Center to hear from both Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley and State Representative Ken Horn.

Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley said at that press conference that it's important to have leadership that will present real solutions, and that's why he's supporting Romney and Ryan.

Romney and Ryan supporters packed the Saginaw Victory Center. They were eager to listen to Lt. Governor Brian Calley and State Representative Ken Horn's message.

They focused on Medicare and finding ways to strengthen the middle class.

"Be for the people. Do what you can for the people," said Dennis Hipolite, a supporter.

Hipolite came out because he fears that there will come a day that he won't be able to provide for his family.

"I live on a fixed income for Social Security and I was just wondering if anything had been brought up about Medicare for the reduced payment that senior citizens have to pay, and I believe I have to pay around $300 or so to have Medicare," he said.

Calley and Horn criticized President Obama's healthcare plan, saying that it keeps Medicare on a path to bankruptcy. They argued, the next generation could lose Medicare and Social Security if something doesn't change.

"I'm concerned that decisions that have been made recently by our government to take $700 billion from Medicare to pay for a new program. Add over $800 billion of new taxes to pay for this new huge program and still have massive deficits for our nation," Calley said.

"We do have to save this program. There isn't a college kid at Delta college or Saginaw University that believes for a minute that Social Security or Medicare is going to be there when they retire," Horn said.

Calley says the keys to economic growth are lowering the rates for all Americans and getting the government spending under control.

Supporters hope to see that happen.

"My biggest fear is survival without possibility of being lower income than I am right now," Hipolite said.

Calley also credits the state, saying that while Michigan's unemployment rate is still way too high, it has fallen some.

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