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Omaha Steve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 12:03 PM
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Arizona Activists: McCain Is a Bush McClone on Retirement Security

http://blog.aflcio.org/2008/03/07/arizona-activists-mcc... /

by Mike Hall, Mar 7, 2008

Sen. John McCains so-called Straight Talk Express has flip-flopped off the Social Security highwayand Arizona activists want to make sure voters know the presumptive Republican presidential candidate is looking out for Wall Street, not Main Street.




Several dozen members of the Arizona Alliance for Retired Americans and the Arizona Advocacy Network marched at the Social Security Administrations Phoenix office this morning. They were there to warn voters that McCain is Taking Aim at Social Security by his recent endorsement of President Bushs failed and flawed proposal to privatize the cornerstone of the workers retirement security.

McCain backed Bushs privatization plan and voted for it in 2005. But in a 2006 meeting, he told a different story. Says Doug Hart, president of the Arizona Alliance:

We had a meeting with him about a year and half ago, 12 of us in his office, and he said it was a bad idea, that he didnt favor privatization. Now hes flip-flopped and it looks like his Straight Talk Express isnt so straight after all.

In a March 3 Wall Street Journal interview, McCain says he supports a privatization plan along the lines that President Bush proposed. That could be disastrous for seniors, with benefit cuts between 30 percent and 50 percent or about $134,000 over a 20 year retirement, says the Alliance for Retired Americans.


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rocktivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 12:12 PM
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1. Raise or remove the salary cap: crisis solved, and EVERYBODY pays a LOWER rate
Edited on Sat Mar-08-08 12:17 PM by rocknation
Privatization is nothing but a rich-get-richer scheme for the Rethugs' Wall Street backers.

Let's hear it for The Straight Talk Express!



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