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AARP Tells Lawmakers To Cut Shrimp Funding Before Going After Medicare

In a sign that Medicare changes may be on the table in the debt ceiling negotiations, AARP is out with a new ad arguing that “the government should cut funding for treadmills for shrimp and poetry in zoos before hacking away at Medicare or Social Security.” Meanwhile, it looks like cuts to Medicaid — a program which serves approximately 5.8 million seniors — may also be a very real possibility. Watch the ad:

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