Akin Hits Back at McCaskill on Social Security

Tuesday, 14 Aug 2012 10:13 AM

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Missouri GOP Senate candidate Todd Akin has a ready reply for charges leveled by his Democratic opponent, Sen. Claire McCaskill, that he will destroy Social Security.

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee released an ad this week saying Akin seeks to change Social Security into a “private investment program that benefits Wall Street.”

But Rep. Akin isn’t taking that lying down. He’s launching his own ad Tuesday that serves as a potent reply to the McCaskill spot, Politico reports.

“Claire McCaskill’s attacks on Todd Akin: misleading, deceptive, false,” the ad states. “Akin fights to protect and strengthen Medicare and Social Security, defending our Missouri values.”

The spot includes a graphic of McCaskill flying around in a small red plane with President Barack Obama. “Claire McCaskill? Voted with Obama 98 percent of the time, was the deciding vote to pass Obamacare, voted to cut and gut Medicare by $700 billion,” the ad says.

“McCaskill voted to raise our taxes but didn’t pay her taxes on her own private plane. Claire McCaskill: the wrong way for Missouri.”

The ad will be shown Aug. 14-19 in Kansas City and St. Louis on broadcast and cable television. Akin looks like he’s in good shape so far, leading McCaskill 51 percent to 40 percent in a poll released Monday by SurveyUSA.

Akin's ad represents an example of how Republican candidates will respond to charges from Democrats that they are out to eviscerate entitlements.



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