Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Obama nominates social security predator

The President talks a good game, saying we need to shore up social security. Then he goes and nominates this predator to the Social Security Advisory Board. Senator Warren responded in this FB post:

"The Social Security Advisory Board has two public trustees – one Democrat and one Republican. In theory, that’s supposed to promote nonpartisan oversight of Social Security. But that’s not how it’s playing out at today’s confirmation hearing in the Senate Finance Committee.

"Chuck Blahous, the Republican nominee, has spent his entire career crusading to dismantle Social Security inch by inch. He was the architect of George W. Bush’s attempt to privatize Social Security. He makes his living writing hit pieces on Social Security at a right-wing think tank funded by the Koch brothers. He’s tried to convince policymakers to cut Social Security benefits because they are TOO generous.

"Mr. Blahous is free to advocate for what he believes in, but someone who makes a living trying to kill Social Security shouldn’t be put in charge of overseeing it. Tens of millions of Americans depend on Social Security to make ends meet. It’s far too important to put a fox in charge of guarding its hen house."

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