FROM TROY JACKSON: President Obama dropped the so-called “Chained CPI” (a fancy Washington term for reducing benefits for seniors) from his fiscal budget. Yet Republicans, and frankly, too many bad Democrats are still pushing to cut Social Security and Medicare.
Millions rely on these benefits — but Washington is so desperate to balance the budget on the backs of middle class families, they are trying to hurt our seniors.
That’s why I’m proud to be the only candidate in this race that has pledged to protect, not cut, Social Security and Medicare. Its why I'm proud to be the only candidate in this race that refused to raid the Maine Pension fund to pay for tax cuts to the wealthy.
Because I’m not another ivory tower politician that Washington loves — I’m a logger from Maine who understands how important Social Security and Medicare are to seniors.
Balancing the budget is the right idea, but Washington is going about it all wrong.
If elected to Congress, I’ll fight to protect these programs — and get Washington to zero in on the real budget busters like unnecessary wars and unpaid for tax cuts.