NRCC Hits Alex Sink on Social Security for Backing Simpson-Bowles

The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) tried a political ju-jitsu on Thursday as it sought to turn former state CFO Alex Sink’s attacks on David Jolly on Social Security against her. Sink, the Democratic candidate, takes on Republican Jolly and Libertarian Lucas Overby in a special congressional election for an open seat in Pinellas County on March 11.

On Thursday, the NRCC bashed Sink for saying she supported Simpson-Bowles.

“Alex Sink supports a plan that raises the retirement age for Social Security recipients, raises Social Security taxes and cuts Medicare, all while making it harder for Pinellas seniors to keep their doctors that they know and love,” said Katie Prill, a spokeswoman for the NRCC. “Sending Alex Sink to Washington guarantees that seniors right here in Pinellas County are in jeopardy of losing the Social Security and Medicare benefits that they have earned and deserve.”

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7:37PM FEB 25TH 2014
Democrats are the dumbest beasts on this earth. For them to support cutting social security is by far the dumbest thing they could ever do, and so they get what they deserve.

Exactly what is in it for democrats like this one to be supporting cutting social security? They are stricken with illness of money. They aren't listing to their constituents, they are listening to their donors who want to cut social security.
Grandma Martin
2:19PM FEB 25TH 2014
And these are the same Republicans whose Speaker of the House, John Boener, said in 2010 that "And I think that… getting the retirement age to 70 is a step that needs to be taken”.

The same Republicans who proposed Social Security & Medicare cuts 24 times over the past 4 years?

The same Republicans whose Vice-Presidential pick in 2011 said we need spending cuts that include reforms to “entitlements,” which include the Medicare and Social Security programs for the elderly?

The same Republicans who insisted on reducing Social Security benefits using chained CPI and which President Obama removed from this year’s budget calculations over the howls of protest from these same Republicans?

Well, I will take my chances with the group that brought us Social Security & Medicare in the first place. That would be the Democrats.

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