Mort Kraus: Enough cliches about seniors and health care |

Mort Kraus: Enough cliches about seniors and health care

A lot of letters to the editor of the Summit Daily drive me up the wall, but most of the time I resist responding. I had to respond to the three letters in the April 19 issue (Brown, Worth and Hertzberg) because of the contrast of opinions, style and substance. All three are senior citizens, as am I. Hertzberg and Brown correctly pinpointed the selfishness of seniors who are against health care reform and the fact that they are being manipulated by people who are doing so for the good of insurance companies, not the good of seniors. Worth, on the other hand, pulled out every cliche falsehood and distortion that the manipulators have fed him and set up his own personal experience as the model by which all Americans must conform, and with absolutely no sense of empathy or sympathy for those who are having trouble making it in the very complicated 21st century. Talk about dictatorship! I too am a child of the Depression and a simpler time in history. We all, seniors and others, need to be honest and balanced in judging others and try to base our opinions on some semblence of facts.

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