Republican Senate May Try To Eliminate Social Security
By D.B. Hirsch
October 28, 2014 12:19 pm - NewsBehavingBadly.com
Minority Leader Mitch McConnell would be the Majority Leader if the Senate turns red, and he refuses to state what he’ll do about Social Security. Steve Benen notes that McConnell has been bragging about his 2005 attempt to privatize Social Security.
Though he hasn’t mentioned it much on the campaign trail over the past year, McConnell specifically touted his effort to push President George W. Bush’s plans to reform Social Security in 2005, which would have set up private accounts for retirees.
With time running out in Kentucky, Mitch McConnell decided to remind the state that he wanted to effectively eliminate the popular and effective Social Security system. Indeed, it’s been part of McConnell’s governing vision for many, many years.
When local reporter Joe Sonka asked McConnell whether voters should expect the senator to push Social Security privatization after the midterms, McConnell replied, “I’m not announcing what the agenda would be in advance.”[su_csky_ad]