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Election day is Tuesday, Nov. 6. It is a time for all registered voters to do our civic duty and vote.

There are many issues out there that demand our concern and attention. Remember, what our elected officials do effects all of us, especially senior citizens like myself who worry about our benefits being reduced.

According to the AARP, Social Security will fall short in 2034. If that happens, benefits will drop by 20 percent.

Also, prescription drug costs are increasing at a rate faster than inflation. And added to all that, the Medicare trust fund will fall short by 2026. These are important issues for all of our seniors to worry about.

That is why I call upon seniors to get out and vote for those candidates who will work hard for these issues. Do some research, find out who they are and how they vote.

So get your walkers, canes and wheelchairs and vote. Let our elected officials know that we are an important voting block. Remember this: our senior citizens made this great nation what it is today.

Frederick R. Bedell Jr.

Glen Oaks Village

Posted 12:00 am, November 2, 2018
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David from Queens says:
Hey Fred you are an idiot. Most seniors including myself are unable to walk some in wheelchairs some needs transportation. America is doomed.
Nov. 2, 9:23 am
David from Queens says:
Also did you get in touch with your two sons you abandoned when they were babies. How cruel of you.
Nov. 2, 9:25 am
SaMan from Village says:
You are encouraging Democrats to vote. America is Republican country.
Nov. 2, 5:57 pm
Stan from Bellerose says:
Hey Fred you vote once in a while so what's with the article? I know you are a racist just like the rest of Knights of Columbus members.
Nov. 3, 11:11 am
up to them from Queens says:
People should not be forced to vote. If they would like for others to make the decisions that impact them, that is their right as Americans. I would rather someone who is not informed stay home than have him come and pick candidates based on common ethnicity, religion, college, etc.
Nov. 4, 5:03 pm

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