In Florida, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen sticks with Bush/McCain on privatizing social security

Yesterday, one of our favorite candidates for Congress, Annette Taddeo, finally had the chance to debate her Republican opponent, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen. At the forum in Miami, Ros-Lehtinen reconfirmed her commitment to the Bush/McCain scheme to privatize social security:

Taddeo pounced on Ros-Lehtinen’s votes against expanding the State Children’s Health Insurance Program, or S-CHIP. Ros-Lehtinen replied that the program is not run properly, with adults benefiting from it in some states.

Ros-Lehtinen also stood behind her support of privatizing parts of Social Security — which Taddeo opposes — arguing that people should invest parts of their accounts to get higher returns.

Talk about clueless. In this economic climate, the GOP congresswoman is willing to turn over Social Security to Wall Street. Wow. Here’s a clip of Annette at the forum:
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For kicks, check out the Ros-Lehtinen “I love the 80s” t.v. ad. Apparently, Ilena’s new haircut is a little too “Suze Orman” for Ileana. Draw your own conclusions from that comment.


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