Cuban exiles garnered countrywide accolades for their swift economic and political rise in Miami-Dade County since 1959; however, they may be turning that positive into a negative.
Cuban elders benefit from Social Security, Medicare, and other forms of social programs legislated by Democrats. By voting consistently Republican, they endanger these social safety nets because of the Republican presidential candidates’ plan to voucherize Medicare and/or do away with all of these programs.
Because I’m Cuban born, I can ask: Are Cuban Americans ready for democracy? Have they made the connection between freedom and democracy or even learned their sad history lesson?
Graciela Catasus, Miami Beach