One blogger said it perfectly: I just took my 90 year old mother for radiation. She has cancer. She handed over her "freedom-hating entitlement card" and it will cost her very little for treatment. Thank heavens for FDR. I know that without Medicare and her supplemental she would have no hope. Unfortunately if we elect these two, the prognosis for people my age (55) heading into old age will be abysmal. No 50+ person should vote for these two. I know first hand that no amount of saving in a privatized system can protect people from rising healthcare costs. I hope these two tank and burn by Labor Day.