Monday, July 25, 2011

Don Stenberg: Ben Nelson Wins "Hypocrite of the Year"

Can we trust a man who voted to cut $500 billion from Medicare to protect Medicare in the future? I wouldn't bet my Medicare on it.

In 2000, Ben Nelson promised to protect Social Security by stopping the government from spending Social Security money on other government programs.  He said he would put the money in a ‘lockbox’. Ben Nelson broke that promise. Every single dollar in the Social Security Trust Fund has been spent by a wasteful government.  All that is left in the Trust Fund is IOUs."

But now the same Ben Nelson who broke his promise to seniors and let the money in the Social Security Trust Fund be frittered away, says you can trust him to protect Social Security.  What a hypocrite! Clearly, we cannot trust Ben Nelson with the Trust Fund.

(Don Stenberg, State Treasurer and former Attorney General for Nebraska who is now running for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate.)