Fiscal Irresponsibility

It's good to hear Todd Akin continuing his work to make himself as unelectable as possible, doubling down on the disastrous privatization idea for Medicare and calling for the privatization of Social Security.

As Think Progress ably explains, privatizing Social Security would entail massive new costs to the government to pay for the shift to a new system, while leaving everyone but the very wealthiest seniors more vulnerable and with less of a safety net.

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