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December 06, 2016
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Tyner and Schreibman vie for Hinchey’s seat; both claim they follow his progressive lead

In addressing Medicare and Social Security, Schreibman attacks the Republican running for the office, Chris Gibson. Schreibman says, “Congressman Gibson and his friends in Washington have voted repeatedly to end Medicare as we know it. They want to replace the guaranteed benefit for seniors and instead give them coupons that, over time, will get them less and less of the healthcare that they need. Meanwhile, most Republicans in Washington want to endanger Social Security’s future by eliminating the guaranteed benefit and risking our Social Security in the stock market. That’s wrong, and I’ll fight against that.”

The winner of the June 26 primary will face Gibson in the fall. For his part, Gibson says he would “protect Medicare and Social Security benefits for current recipients and ensure future beneficiaries can count on those programs to be there when they need them.” He added, however, “With Medicare projected to be bankrupt within a decade, keeping the status quo ends Medicare.”