Va. Seniors Get A Visit From George Allen | Politics
The residents of Greenspring Retirement Community in Springfield, Va. got a special visit this morning when George Allen, Republican Senate nominee in Virginia, paid them a visit on Tuesday.
The stop is part of his Virginia Voices tour. During his visit, Allen listened to the ideas, concerns and views the retirement community ha s about Washington.
Some of the concerns expressed were: less access to doctors under Medicare, living on a fixed income in this economy, and energy costs that drive up fuel and food costs.
“This election is important to me because I’m worried about the direction of our country and what kind of America my grandchildren will inherit,” said Thomas P. Harrison, resident at Greenspring.
Allen’s visit to Greenspring Retirement Community is one of many meetings with seniors whose voices are not being heard in Washington, according to a press release.
“Washington should be listening to the experience and wisdom of America’s seniors who have built the American Dream here at home and defended it abroad,” said George Allen.
“It’s our responsibility to seniors to provide the Medicare and Social Security benefits they have paid into their entire working lives. I want to be the deciding vote to repeal the health care tax law that cuts $716 billion from Medicare,” he added.