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July 1, 2014

In Your Opinion: If Obama's a Democrat, Eldridge is a socialist

In an interview with an editorial board last week, Sean Eldridge admitted he would have voted for Obamacare. Obamacare — the supposed savior to all Americans who need insurance. Well, things didn’t quite pan out that way. At the very beginning it had issues: the website wasn’t working and people weren’t signing up. Then it RAISED costs and DROPPED people from insurance. 

Eldridge, the 27 year-old billionaire with absolutely no experience and no ties to our district, couldn’t possibly understand the consequences of such a decision.  

To make matters worse, Eldridge also claimed that he would not rule out supporting a complete switch to single-payer health care (i.e. socialized medicine). He says that a single-payer system could be the next step after fully implementing Obamacare.  

That’s terrifying. Single-payer health care doesn’t work for the Department of Veterans Affairs and it certainly won’t work for the entire country. Eldridge equates Gibson to the tea party, while publicly supporting socialism. This billionaire sure shows integrity, doesn’t he? 

The blatant hypocrisy and inexperience shown by Eldridge and his campaign for the 19th congressional seat must be stopped. His interests are not for the people of the district if he’s in favor of socialized medicine! 

I urge everyone who values American freedoms and the American lifestyle to vote for Congressman Gibson and make sure Eldridge stays out of D.C. Otherwise, the United States might move toward a very different, and a very wrong way of life. 

Sheila Ross

Fly Creek

Ross is the Otsego County Republican Election Commissioner. 

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