Obama hammers McCain over Social Security - CNN.com

Posted: 9/20/2008 by Floyd in Labels:

Obama is doing good in sticking on target and laying the issues out there on the table, because on social security McCain has been all over the place, if the polls swing one way McCain jumps right on the band wagon and even resort to flat out lying about what he actually said.

"I place economy among the first and most important virtues and public debt as the greatest dangers to be feared. To preserve our independence, we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. If we can prevent the government from wasting the labor of the people, under the pretense of caring for them they will be happy." Thomas Jefferson
"I know Sen. McCain is talking about a 'casino culture' on Wall Street, but the fact is, he's the one who wants to gamble with your life savings, and that is not going to happen when I'm president. When I'm president, we're not going to gamble with Social Security."
The McCain campaign disputed Obama's assertion, calling it "a desperate attempt to gain political advantage using scare tactics and deceit." Election Center: Where the candidates stand on Social Security
Obama also highlighted an article McCain penned in this month's issue of the American Academy of Actuaries magazine, called "Contingencies," in which he said consumers would have more choices for health insurance products if the market was opened to more "vigorous nationwide competition, as we have done over the last decade in banking."
"He wants to run health care like they've been running Wall Street. Well, senator, I know some folks on Main Street who aren't going to think that's such a good idea," Obama said.

Obama hammers McCain over Social Security - CNN.com

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