Sunday, November 04, 2012

Todd Akin: I don't like Social Security

In this video, the Claire McCaskill campaign continues to use the most potent speaker it can find to attack opponent Todd Akin- Todd Akin.

(From the Claire McCaskill campaign)

In March 2011, Todd Akin spoke openly about his opposition to Social Security when he plainly said of the vital program: “I don’t like it.” Akin opposes one of the most fundamental social safety nets that protects the retirement funds of America’s seniors, and has repeatedly voted to privatize Social Security, advocating instead for seniors’ retirements to be managed by big Wall Street banks.

Akin on Social Security: “I Don’t Like It.” In March 2011, Akin said he doesn’t like Social Security.  “Now, Social Security through the years, for many, many people, has been a terrible investment. It’s really a tax, that’s all it is. Social Security is a tax. The government has taken the tax. There’s been more money coming in
than going out. And we spend it. That’s not been responsible. I don’t like it. I didn’t design Social Security. It actually came from Bismarck, FDR put it in place.” [CSPAN Washington Journal,

“If it was up to Todd Akin, our seniors’ retirements would be managed by  the same big Wall Street banks whose reckless behavior led to the financial crisis,” said Erik Dorey, McCaskill for Missouri spokesman.  “Social Security was created to give seniors a stable source of income no matter what the condition of the economy. Todd Akin wants to replace that guarantee with the ebbs and flows of the stock market. And it’s just another extreme fringe view of Todd Akin’s that would be painful for Missouri’s families.” 

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