Economy

October 28, 2010 4:34 PM

Union-backed groups oppose GOP Medicare voucher plan

Cat food wasn't on the menu at a recent book launch party for "Young Guns: A New Generation of Conservative Leaders." But that didn't stop representatives of the labor-backed Alliance for Retired Americans from handing out cans of the stuff to arriving partygoers at the fashionable Johnny's Half Shell, a few blocks from the U.S. Capitol. The less-than-subtle protest targeted Republican proposals in the book to privatize Social Security and turn Medicare into a voucher program.

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