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October 25, 2008 - 12:37pm

Kryzan Stands With AARP on Social Security and Healthcare: Lee dodges issue again

posted by Anne Wadsworth in Alice Kryzan, Chris Lee, NY 26.

This week, thousands of voters across the 26th District received the 2008 AARP Voters' Guide, detailing the candidates' positions on a number of important issues.  Alice stands proudly with the AARP on protecting Social Security, improving the financial security of hardworking families, and making health care more affordable for all Americans.  Once again, Chris Lee takes no stand at all.

Lee refused to attend the AARP candidates' forum even though they tried to arrange a date around his schedule, and did not respond to the AARP's questions about his stand on health care, Medicare, and Social Security.  He continues to avoid taking positions on the issues important to the people of Western New York, hiding behind another lying attack ad released this week that derided people in the district as "extremist."

"While Alice stands with working families, Chris Lee only talks about more deregulation and more risk," said campaign spokesperson Anne Wadsworth. "He wants to continue the policies that led to this financial crisis, and he wants to make health care work like the financial industry. Those policies might help Chris Lee and his Wall Street friends, but they'll hurt the hardworking families of Western New York."

Alice has also been endorsed by the Alliance for Retired Americans. She will be a strong defender of Social Security in Congress, making sure that it will be there for all seniors. If people work hard and play by the rules, they should be able to earn a decent wage, provide for their families, and build a better future.

"We live in the greatest country in the world. We can and must have a society that works for all Americans," said Alice. "In Congress, I will be an independent voice for the hardworking families of this district, making sure that they achieve the security and prosperity they have worked so hard to earn."

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what is alices plan to save the 900 jobs in orleans county would like to hear a answer that partains to the operation on orleans county when mr lee was ask this question he was clueless and talk about making the banking industry stronger and what ever happens as results of the bail out its sad but it must get worse before it gets better so bankrupt a county o well
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Alice was asked a similar question during her appearance on WROC. You can see her answer here (http://rochesterhomepage.net/media_player.php?media_id=95561) and here (http://rochesterhomepage.net/media_player.php?media_id=95551). Alice is well aware of the difficulties caused by the dangerous deregulation of the past eight years. She understands that the problems that are affecting Wall Street also have a major impact on Main Street, not just with jobs, but with savings and retirement accounts. As she mentions in her interview, she will work with leaders in Congress such as Sen. Schumer to lobby to keep the call center here, something the Senator successfully lobbied for in 2001.
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ann wa mu alices ans was much better than mr lee
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Scott, Unfortunately the fate of WaMu is up to JPMorgan Chase. I know that Sen. Schumer has put in a good word for the Albion call center in hopes of keeping it open. That's about all Alice could do too. In the end, the decision sits with the executives at JPMorgan Chase. They might keep it. That's certainly what we are all hoping for. But they already have their own call centers and their own operations. So it's up to them. I hope they listen to Sen. Schumer and other elected officials. But they are the ones that make the decision. Let's hope they make the right one for Orleans County.

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