When in Doubt, Dems turn to Social Security

From Politico.com|

With many Democrats running scared from their party’s handling of the economy and health care reform, they’ve returned to an old reliable campaign theme in the home stretch: attacking their opponents for threatening Social Security and Medicare.

“I will not allow these programs to be jeopardized or destroyed,” said Rep. Ron Klein (D-Fla.) when he was endorsed by the Florida Alliance for Retired Americans. In his retiree-heavy Boca Raton- and Palm Beach-area district, Klein has attacked well-funded challenger Allen West for Republican leaders’ “outrageous insult” of a plan to slash benefits and raise the retirement age.

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