Tea Party Tactics Have No Place in Vermont

As many of you have heard by now, Vermont Republicans are lying to our seniors about Medicare. Yesterday voters in Addison and Rutland counties received mailings that claimed Progressive and Democratic candidates running for House plan to take away Medicare. Not only is this completely untrue, it’s not even possible: Medicare is a federal program administered by the federal government– state representatives don’t make decisions about it.

So let’s set the record straight, shall we?

Vermont seniors will NOT lose their Medicare benefits when we transition to a single-payer healthcare system (or as we like to call it, “Medicare for all!”). Medicare is the most successful universal healthcare program in our country– we want to expand this access to more people, not take it away! We believe that everyone should have access to affordable, high-quality healthcare as a human right. Progressives are committed to making sure our single-payer system will be funded equitably (not on the backs of poor people, working people, and seniors on fixed incomes).    

It’s very clear this mailer is a last-minute scare tactic straight out of the Tea Party play-book (no doubt funded by out-of-state, corporate money from sources like American Reynolds and Koch Industries). It’s dirty politicking, and it’s NOT how we do things here in Vermont.

Help us stand up against the influence of Tea Party dollars in our state elections:

1. Please get out and vote on Tuesday! Polls are open from 7am-7pm.

2. Make a donation so we can continue to fight on behalf of Vermont’s working families! The Progressive Party doesn’t accept corporate contributions (never have, never will) because we’re tired of big money running elections in this country. We survive on your dollars and cents. Please contribute today.


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