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Perry Camp: Romney ‘Sounding Like a Democrat’ on Social Security

Who needs tomorrow night’s debate when the Romney and Perry campaigns appear to be headed toward exchanging barbs all day long in statements? In response to Mitt Romney’s comments earlier this morning about Rick Perry’s positions on Social Security, Perry communications director Ray Sullivan fired back in a statement that Romney “has been running for president full time for nearly five years, and has failed to issue a specific plan on Social Security.”

“Mitt Romney’s own book compared Social Security to a criminal enterprise,” Sullivan said. “Now Mr. Romney is again sounding like a Democrat, distorting the truth and trying to scare senior citizens. As he has so many times in the past, Mr. Romney seems to forget he’s a Republican.”

 

“Rick Perry and other conservatives are courageous enough to be honest about federal spending and entitlements, whether Mr. Romney and the liberals like it or not,” Sullivan added. “Gov. Perry and other GOP leaders know Social Security must be fixed.  Gov. Perry has been clear that he will protect benefits for those at and nearing retirement, and work with citizens, experts and elected leaders to fix Social Security financing for future generations.”

Katrina Trinko — Katrina Trinko is a political reporter for National Review. Trinko is also a member of USA TODAY’S Board of Contributors, and her work has been published in various media outlets ...

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