Democrats Buying Votes Sending $500 worth of checks to Social Security Recipients rich & poor alike. The Democrats know that Old People are the largest block of voters in a non-presidential election year. So they give them a heavy dose of pandering to make sure they vote for them during this congressional election cycle. So under the stimulus bill they mailed out $250 checks to Social Security Recipients. Now Democrat Pomeroy Introduces the Seniors Protection Act of 2010 that will send another $250 check to Social Security Recipients just before the November elections. At the same time these slime-balls are running ads saying Republicans want to take away their Social Security & Medicare to scare seniors.