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Linda “Sunset” McMahon Declares War On Social Security

Posted by Phoenix Woman on September 28, 2012

Would that Social Security, as opposed to corporate profiteering, really was the third rail of American politics — because then Linda McMahon would never have dared say this:

In little-noticed remarks at a Tea Party town hall meeting earlier this year, Republican Connecticut Senate candidate Linda McMahon proposed introducing a “sunset provision” into the Social Security Act.

McMahon, the former CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment, has consistently dodged questions about cutting government entitlement programs in her two Senate runs.

Speaking before a group of Tea Party supporters in Waterford, Conn. on April 20, however, McMahon said she would consider making major changes to Social Security, from raising the retirement age to means-testing benefits. She also proposed introducing a “sunset provision” — the legislative term for putting an expiration date on a law unless it is renewed.

In a just world, this alone would doom her candidacy. But in this world, the truth needs a little assistance.

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