I do not find funny Pete Sessions' latest claim to be a guardian of senior citizens' interest.
The same Pete Sessions who seemingly couldn't say enough good things about the financially and morally irresponsible Ryan bill he so enthusiastically supports, now wants folks to think he is something he has shown clearly that he isn't.
The same Pete Sessions who voted to gut Medicare in favor of a voucher system that will cost seniors well more than twice what they currently pay for traditional Medicare, is now showing a picture on his taxpayer-supported web site claiming to be a "guardian of seniors' rights." If he is a guardian of seniors' rights, Al Capone was the greatest champion of law and order of all time.
Does he really think seniors (or seniors-to-be like me) think we're going to fall for his con and then claim that the shady "60-plus association" represents seniors? If he really thinks so, he really must think we're dumber than first graders.
If anyone still doesn't know about the 60-Plus Associationand its work against average folks like me, here's part of what Source Watch reports about this organization:
The 60 Plus Association is described in an article posted November 1, 2009 on FireDogLake.com as a Big Pharma front group. FireDogLake reported that the group has "ties to the national GOP" and is "almost fully funded by the pharmaceutical industry." The 60 Plus Association is reported to have been a front for Big Pharma since it's inception.
And if that wasn't enough, here is part of what Rachel Maddowreported about the "60-Plus Association in 2009:
A look at the group‘s leadership seems to suggest at least a slightly partisan tilt. The president of 60 Plus is a gentleman named Jim Martin. You may remember him from some of his previous and recent advocacy work, such as the Public Service Research Council otherwise known as Americans Against Union Control of Government. He was also involved with the National Conservative Political Action Committee. Hmm, non-partisan.
Alongside Mr. Martin is the group‘s honorary chairman, Roger Zion, who the Web site itself promotes as, quote, “one of Washington‘s leading spokesman for the conservative cause.” Indeed, Roger Zion is a former Republican congressman from Indiana who authored new book called, “The Republican Challenge.”
That‘s who‘s running this non-partisan group that‘s currently running ads scaring old people about President Obama‘s health care reform plans.
And now Pete Sessions wants folks in his district to believe that he is a "guardian of seniors rights" because a certain organization that claims to fights for seniors but has a history of fighting against seniors' interests calls him a "friend of seniors."
Oh really? Does supporting legislation that could force seniors in our state to pay more than double for their health care make one a "guardian of seniors"? Pete Sessions and his 60-Plus Association friends must think we're stupid enough to believe that.
I'm fed up with how Republicans like Sessions have conned seniors through the years into thinking that they really care about seniors. I hope and pray that Sessions and their allies are thrown out of office in November.
And I pray further that our party will find a candidate who can raise the sort of money and garner the support that will be needed to force Sessions and others like him out of office.