The following release was sent out earlier today.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 13, 2011
Contact: Rick Wilson
Adam Hasner Comments On Debt Limit Debate, President Obama’s Social Security Threat
Sarasota, FL – U.S. Senate candidate Adam Hasner released the following statement in response to President Obama’s statement yesterday that Social Security payments may be held if he does not get his way in debt limit negotiations:
“President Obama’s threat yesterday to withhold Social Security payments if he doesn’t get his way on raising taxes is shameful. It’s a new low for Washington. And quite frankly, it’s beneath the office he holds.
“There are more than 3.7 million Floridians who depend on Social Security to make ends meet. They should not be used as pawns in the President’s political games. Republicans should do everything they can to prevent this President from risking Social Security and Medicare further through unsustainable spending.
“President Obama is playing political games on one of the most critical issues of our generation. The Republican leadership in Washington must not. It’s time to stop floating bad bargains and grand deals. The only acceptable trade off for raising the debt limit is for the President and Democrats to accept the cut, cap and balance plan. Period. The sooner our leadership says that – and really sticks to it- the sooner we can move beyond the petty politics of this crucial debate.”