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Jeb Bush defends Medicare comments

(CNN) At a town hall Thursday, Jeb Bush refused to back down to criticism from Democrats, and one animated local voter, who charged him with "attacking the seniors" over his push for entitlement reform…
"I think a lot of people recognize that we need to make sure we fulfill the commitment to people that have already received the benefits, that are receiving the benefits. But that we need to figure out a way to phase out this program for others and move to a new system that allows them to have something, because they're not going to have anything."
Democrats seized on the comments, saying they show Bush is out of touch with middle class families.
"I am sick and tired of Republicans who say that the only way to save Medicare is to destroy it. But my frustration is nothing compared to what it must be like for hardworking Americans who have their peace-of-mind and well-being threatened every time Republicans want to score a few political points," DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz said on a call with reporters Thursday.
Community: Folks, if you were only hurting yourself when you vote Republican, I’d say go right ahead. But your hurt a lot of people besides yourself when you vote for those who would destroy any common effort to better our lives. Stop doing it. PLEASE.
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