The Democrats today began an automated call campaign against freshman Republican Rep. Renee Ellmers, criticizing her on Social Security.
The robo calls, paid for by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, are part of the Democrats “Drive for 25” effort to recapture the House next year.
The calls criticize a GOP initiative that allows workers to partially opt out of Social Security immediately and fully opt out after 15 years. Under a plan by Rep. Pete Sessions, workers could opt to have the 6.2 percent of their earnings that now go to Social Security instead into a private SAFE account instead.
The robo call says.
“Hi, this is Clare calling on behalf of the DCCC. What does Congresswoman Renee Ellmers have against seniors.
“First Ellmers voted with the Republican leadership to end Medicare while protecting subsidies for Big Oil and tax breaks for billionaires. Now, they are trying to privatize Social Security.
“Republican leaders' scheme to gamble the Social Security that seniors worked a lifetime to earn on Wall Street is way too dangerous. One bad market could wipe out years of savings, putting generations of retirees at risk. Call Congresswoman Renee Ellmers at 910-230-1910 and tell her not to gamble Social Security on Wall Street.”
Update: Andrea Bozek, National Republican Congressional Committee said, "Democrats can try to distract from their policies that let Medicare go bankrupt and make a bad economy worse, but middle class families realize that they're suffering from a weak economy because of the Democrats' addiction to taxing, spending and borrowing.”