One day after Rep. Joe Sestak’s campaign launched its first TV advertisement of the general election, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee came to his aid Wednesday with another round of supporting fire.
This time the DSCC links the Wall Street tag to Toomey’s desire to privatize Social Security, a potentially potent new attack. Speaking in
So does Toomey support privatization of Social Security? It all depends on how you define the term. He and his campaign say that he does favor allowing younger workers to put a portion of their payroll taxes into private accounts, but such an approach doesn’t count as privatization because most of the program would still be controlled by the government, which also would closely regulate the private accounts.
Democrats around the nation are using Social Security privatization attacks, hoping to buck bad midterm polling trends. In this ad, the DSCC points out that Wall Street would stand to gain billions in fees from privatization, a way of tying both attacks together.