Tuesday, September 11, 2012

President's Cocoa Breakfast Highlighted On Campaign Website

COCOA, Florida -- President Barack Obama's stop for breakfast at Ossorio Bakery & Cafe in Cocoa Village during his visit to Florida's Space Coast on Sunday is now being highlighted on his campaign blog titled "Florida seniors talk Medicare with the President."

“I had a wonderful breakfast with two retired couples over at Cocoa, Gerry and Jan and John and Shirley" Obama said in a statement. "After a lifetime of work, they've been able to save enough to have a comfortable retirement, but that's only because Medicare is there, rock-solid for them; only because we have made that commitment that says if you work hard all your life, then you should have some basic security—not to live lavishly, but to know that it's going to be there for you.”

“So here's the bottom line. Their voucher plan for Medicare would bankrupt Medicare," Obama said. "Our plan strengthens Medicare. No American should have to spend their golden years at the mercy of insurance companies. They should retire with the dignity and the respect and the care that they have earned.”