Bill Halter has a new adÂ in the Arkansas Democratic Senate primary runoff, touting his opposition to privatizing Social Security and accusing incumbent Sen. Blanche Lincoln of voting to cut the program.
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The ad features friends and family members of Halter, most notably his father Bill Halter, Sr. "Bill fought Bush's plan to privatize it," says one of his friends. "And Bill will never do what Blanche Lincoln did," another friend says, followed by another: "Vote to cut Medicare and Social Security."
The ad's press release includes a speech that Halter, a former Deputy Commissioner of Social Security, gave in 2002 while stumping for Mark Pryor's Senate campaign: "If you divert a sixth of the Social Security payroll tax into private accounts and out of the Social Security trust fund, you've just created more than a trillion dollar hole in the trust fund."