Seniors voice concerns over proposed cuts - WNEM TV 5

Seniors voice concerns over proposed cuts

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MIDLAND, MI (WNEM) -

Senior citizens and other concerned residents gathered in front of Congressman Dave Camp's office Thursday morning, to share their concerns about cuts in Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security.

The group known as the Gray Panthers, are upset because they believe Camp will extend the Bush-era tax cuts to the top 2 percent, which could cost $1 trillion over the next 10 years.

That could also mean cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security.

"I've spent my life working hard to pay the bills for myself and my family. I believe that every person deserves the chance to retire in dignity. Shame on Congressman Camp for not sharing that core American belief," said Mike Konesko, retired Bakery, Confectioner, Tobacco & Grain Millers worker.

Earlier this year, Congressman Camp voted in favor of approving Bush-era tax cuts for everyone but has said he and fellow Congress members are working towards comprehensive tax reforms.

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