The People's Choice: What do Seniors Want?

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Older Americans are twice as likely to go to the polls as people under 30, a fact not lost on either campaign. That’s why this year there’s been a lot of talk about Medicare and Social Security — issues that are traditionally important to older voters.

But seniors worry about a lot more than pills and bills. Turns out they vote on a range of issues — and this year Iraq and the deficit are at the top of their list.

In the first in our five-part series called The People’s Choice we hear from two voters about who they trust to take care of them and why.


Bill Toomey is a retired Peabody City Councilor

Jim Callahan, AARP Massachusetts Executive Council;
Henry Aaron is a Senior Fellow at The Brookings Institution;