Thursday, August 19, 2010

Herron Hits Fincher on Social Security

Posted By on Thu, Aug 19, 2010 at 9:31 AM

That attack ad against Roy Herron from the 60 Plus Association might have backfired. On the campaign trail, Herron is blistering 60 Plus as radical meddlers from Washington and pointing out that the group favors privatizing Social Security, among other unpopular conservative causes.

“I believe in Social Security, ladies and gentlemen. I don’t believe in turning it into Social insecurity. I don’t believe in taking taxpayer dollars to gamble on Wall Street and leaving widows and vulnerable people at risk.”

Herron has forced Fincher to respond today in a press release headlined: "Fincher Reaffirms Commitment to Seniors." Fincher says:

“We have made a solemn vow to our seniors and the federal government must not break it. I will be a voice fighting for seniors in Washington and I will be a vote to keep our promise to them in Congress. I stand firmly against privatization of Social Security and have never advocated such a scheme. Roy Herron knows that. But it looks like Senator Herron and his campaign want to score political points by scaring seniors instead of getting serious about an issue that is of deep concern to so many Americans.”

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