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Halvorson attacks Kinzinger on Social Security, Hultgren responds

Friday, Sep 24, 2010

* Democrat Debbie Halvorson’s new TV ad has the same tenor and feel as her last ad. But this one is about Social Security. Watch it


[Oops. Posted the wrong one. Fixed. Sorry. Too many tabs open at once, I guess.]

* From the Halvorson campaign…

FACT: Adam Kinzinger has proposed capping Social Security benefits, raising the retirement age, and ending the cost of living increase for Social Security recipients.

“…Social Security will need to be capped at the rate of inflation. You can’t raise the retirement age right now, but at some point, you will have to look at it.” -Adam Kinzinger, Kankakee Daily Journal, January 25, 2010

“If we were to cap the growth above inflation for the upper-income households while leaving the households at the bottom under the current system we could fix over half of the current projected shortfall, according to CBO. If we also think about indexing the normal retirement age to take into account increases in longevity every decade we can eliminate most of the rest of the shortfall.” -Adam Kinzinger, Chicago Tribune Primary Election Questionnaire, January 2010

“As it currently stands the initial Social Security benefits of new retirees, after adjusting for inflation, increase at about one percent a year. We cannot afford such largesse…”

-Adam Kinzinger, Chicago Tribune Primary Election Questionnaire, January 2010

* From the Kinzinger campaign…

ATTACK: Social Security benefits need to be capped.

FACT: Adam Kinzinger stated capping Social Security benefits is “a recipe for disaster”.

“…while tinkering with the Social Security cap max, as the Democrats have pursued, together is a recipe for disaster” (Chicago Tribune Primary Questionnaire).

ATTACK: Adam Kinzinger plans to raise the retirement age.

FACT: Adam Kinzinger has consistently stated that promises made should be promises kept and does not support raising the retirement age.

“We need to ensure that promises made are promises kept to our seniors. I do not support privatizing Social Security. I do not support increasing the payroll tax nor the retirement age. It is absolutely wrong to change the rules on seniors when many are living paycheck to paycheck.” (Source: Kinzinger for Congress Website)

“We need to ensure that promises made will be promises kept to our seniors and to those nearing retirement” (Source: Chicago Tribune Primary Questionnaire).

“And I don’t support raising the retirement age,” Kinzinger said. (Source: Ottawa Delivered, 9/22/10).

* Actually, Kinzinger didn’t say that capping benefits was a recipe for disaster. He was talking about the payroll tax. And he did not swear off raising the retirement age. From his Tribune questionnaire

I’m not sure what the top tax rate ought to be, but I do know that repealing the federal tax cuts of 2001 and 2003, imposing surtaxes on upper-income taxpayers, and boosting the Medicaid tax while tinkering with the Social Security cap max, as the Democrats have pursued, together is a recipe for disaster. […]

If we also think about indexing the normal retirement age to take into account increases in longevity every decade we can eliminate most of the rest of the shortfall.

* Kinzinger also has a new TV ad. Watch it


* Meanwhile, Republican congressional candidate Randy Hultgren claims that Democratic Congressman Bill Foster lied in his recent TV ad. He has a new YouTube video out explaining his side


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- Posted by Rich Miller        


11 Comments
  1. - bored now - Friday, Sep 24, 10 @ 3:53 pm:

    i don’t see debbie’s new ad. i see duplicates of kinzinger’s ad.


  2. - bored now - Friday, Sep 24, 10 @ 3:53 pm:

    nevermind…


  3. - Team Sleep - Friday, Sep 24, 10 @ 4:02 pm:

    Too bad the SSA & Medicare actuaries would disagree with Ms. Halvorson. Oh well. ‘Tis the season…


  4. - bored now - Friday, Sep 24, 10 @ 4:03 pm:

    did i miss where debbie said anything about social security or medicare actuaries???


  5. - JP Paulus - Friday, Sep 24, 10 @ 4:08 pm:

    Is this really “news”, or just the expected response?

    We know that if a Democrat has something good to say, the Republican will denounce it. And vice versa. And if there’s something negative, you can bet the Others ™ will magnify it, even beyond its merit.

    And what does the Green Party think? (Or any other party fielding candidates)?

    Rich, i know you have had disparaging remarks regarding Green Party candidates. Are they really THAT bad?

    And could the PUBLIC make that judgement on their own, BEYOND the incessant political ads (rather than the journalists dimissing them to the point of not considering them in response to ads).

    Scott Lee Cohen won the LG race because he had money to spend on ads…had the media actually let us know about the candidates (even without the scandal revelations), we might have had a different outcome.


  6. - wordslinger - Friday, Sep 24, 10 @ 4:33 pm:

    The Halvorson ad hits the spot. Just the right tone for the Joliet Jakes and Jills.

    They’re no liberals. They’re the original Reagan Democrats you’ve heard so much about.


  7. - anon - Friday, Sep 24, 10 @ 4:38 pm:

    At least Debbie’s new ad doesnt have “Adam Kinzsinger” plastered accross the bottom of the screen the entire 30 seconds like the previous ad did. That one was a terrible idea. Most viewers only see these ads in passing because they are drowned out by every other campaign.By having your opponent’s name on screen the whole time you end up giving them more points, regardless of the audio in the background


  8. - kj - Friday, Sep 24, 10 @ 4:43 pm:

    So who is going to RickRoll the Hultgren video?


  9. - dave - Friday, Sep 24, 10 @ 5:04 pm:

    The Halvorson ad is great. One of the best ads from an IL Dem this year.

    Can Adam Kinzinger explain how Halvorson’s policies have caused jobs to move from Illinois to Indiana?

    And Hultgren clearly has no money, or much of anything, if that is the best response he can give to Foster’s ad.


  10. - from14th - Friday, Sep 24, 10 @ 8:09 pm:

    Mr. Hultgren is one who lied about Ethan Hastert (remember human trafficking?) and lied about his business credential. It seems he will do anything and say anything to make advances as a career politician. Hultgren is too extreme for this district. We do not need such a person in congress.


  11. - JP Paulus - Friday, Sep 24, 10 @ 9:24 pm:

    To add to my comment above…
    I was PLEASANTLY surprised that Charles Thomas of ABC 7 Chicago did an story on the latest Senate tit-for-tat, but spent time and had reaction from both the Green Party & Libertarian Candidates, treating them as equals.

    Now, they may not have done the absolute best with the time, but at leastthey were given an OPPORTUNITY. (LeAlan Jones at least was able to show his party’s website!)

    I hope others can follow Charles Thomas example. It was so refreshing to see it in-between the “major” parties attack ads.


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