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Seniors Advocates Endorse Russ Feingold’s Senate Bid

Russ is committed to providing Wisconsin's seniors with the dignity of a secure retirement and is dedicated to protecting Social Security and the well-being of all Wisconsin seniors.

By - Feb 11th, 2016 02:30 pm

MIDDLETON – Today the Wisconsin Alliance for Retired Americans and the Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare endorsed Russ Feingold’s bid for U.S. Senate. Russ earned the endorsements due to his dedication to improving healthcare for seniors, protecting Social Security and Medicare, and providing economic security for retired Wisconsinites.

“Russ Feingold has always, always been a strong supporter of Social Security and Medicare, fighting off attempts to privatize them and roll back benefits,” said Mike Pyne, President of the Wisconsin Alliance for Retired Americans. “Wisconsin retirees are proud to support him in this election and look forward to seeing his leadership in the United States Senate.”

“Russ has earned the endorsement of the National Committee because he understands and supports the critical roles Social Security and Medicare play in the retirement and health security of our nation’s older citizens and their families,” said Max Richtman, President and CEO, NCPSSM; Chairman, NCPSSM-PAC Board of Directors. “Our nation needs his leadership, vision and determination to fight for working families and older Americans,” said Richtman.

Russ is committed to providing Wisconsin’s seniors with the dignity of a secure retirement and is dedicated to protecting Social Security and the well-being of all Wisconsin seniors. Sen. Ron Johnson has repeatedly referred to Social Security as a “Ponzi scheme,” claimed that it was a “shame” that Social Security was not privatized, and voted to end Medicare as we know it.

BACKGROUND:

Johnson Called It A “Shame” That Social Security Was Not Privatized Under President Bush. JOHNSON: “You were talking about private accounts, remember? Well George Bush tried to do that and remember I said he got slaughtered politically. It went nowhere, which I thought was a shame. You know, so President Bush tried to lead on this, tried to bring up the conversation and it didn’t work out too well. And again, my point being is the reason it didn’t work is the American public did not fully understand the depth of their problem and why we had to start thinking outside the box and start working towards solutions in a bipartisan fashion.” [Prentice Town Hall, 8/31/15] (VIDEO)

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