As soon as she filed for benefits, she looked for another job and found the one at the gift shop. “They don’t pay much, but it’s a job,” she said. And she had just gone on Medicare. She said she is a registered Democrat but voted for the elder George Bush. Could Paul Ryan’s Medicare plan affect her vote for the president? “Absolutely,” she said. She has been watching the coverage of Ryan, and continues to weigh the candidates. “You have Obamacare on one side, and on the other Ryan and Romney wanting to mess with Medicare. And here in Missouri we have Akin who wants to abolish Social Security.” McClanahan seemed frustrated by the politics of it all.
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