Arizona Sen. Mark Kelly tells Arizonans Social Security won’t be touched, in response to GOP opponent Blake Master touting about “privatizing” Social Security
The unpopular idea of privatizing Social Security is not another “sell” from Republicans who have tried unsuccessfully to peddle the plan to America.
But for the millions who have poured into the system all their lives and expect their money to be there when they qualify – this kind of Republican hype for an investment and a private Social Security plan that relies on the stock market and other investment strategies has never accepted. , nor particularly appreciated.
Even former President George Bush abandoned the idea of privatization and private investment, and after AARP, the nation’s largest retirement lobby for seniors campaigned heavily in their public relations campaign “Dead Set Against Bush’s Social Security Plan.”
Now, in the US Senate race in Arizona… join the Blake Masters.
A Trump-backed venture capitalist, whose campaign is funded by right-wing investor Peter Theil-Masters, has emerged as the GOP nominee to take on Democratic incumbent Senator Mark Kelly.
Masters reportedly said at a Freedom Works advocacy group event:
“We need a fresh and innovative way of thinking, maybe we should privatize Social Security, right?”
Probably not so “right” for millions of seniors who depend on Social Security for much of their livelihood.
And Arizona seniors top the list of retirees over the age of 60, and the loss of guaranteed income would be devastating for those where 90% of the income comes from their Social Security benefits.
Incumbent Senator Mark Kelly makes it clear that touching Social Security is not an option.
The Kelly campaign is concerned with getting that particular message across to the seniors who, again, fear the GOP’s “privatizing” rhetoric.
“I have a message for the people of Arizona: I will protect Social Security and health care. Period,” Kelly said on his campaign website and repeatedly at recent campaign events.
The US Senate race in Arizona is critical for which party controls the Senate. The country is currently split 50-50 between Democrats and Republicans.