Democratic Candidate for U.S. House Rob Quist held a meeting at the Bozeman library to discuss Social Security and Medicare. (MTN News photo)
Democratic Candidate for U.S. House Rob Quist held a meeting at the Bozeman library to discuss Social Security and Medicare.
Max Richtman the President of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare or NCPSSM was also in attendance Wednesday. The two talked about the need for Social Security in Montana as the NCPSSM says that over 200,000 Montanans benefit from Social Security and 148,000 benefit from Medicare.
“Many friends and many people I know, that's how they are making their living is on social security, that's their only parachute and if we cut that it is going to be a world of hurt for not just people in Montana, but people across the nation as well.” said Rob Quist.
Quist called out his opponent Greg Gianforte at the event saying that Gianforte is taking money from politicians that are trying to cut Social Security and Medicare. Gianforte responded saying he promises to protect programs.
"I will always protect social security and Medicare for Montana seniors, we have an obligation to keep our promise to our seniors and those entering into retirement. I will never let Washington politicians cut those benefits for Montana seniors."