Republicans launched a puzzling attack on Democratic candidate Alex Sink of Florida for speaking favorably about a broad proposal that includes Social Security cuts.
Sink is running in an upcoming special election for the House seat vacated by Rep. Bill Young (R-FL), who died last fall. She reportedly said the Bowles-Simpson deficit reduction proposal was a good starting point for the dialogue.
"Alex Sink supports a plan that raises the retirement age for Social Security recipients, raises social security taxes and cuts Medicare all while making it harder for Pinellas seniors to keep their doctors that they know and love," Katie Prill, a spokeswoman for the National Republican Congressional Committee, said in a statement. "Sending Alex Sink to Washington guarantees that seniors right here in Pinellas County are in jeopardy of losing the Social Security and Medicare benefits that they have earned and deserve."
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