Claire McCaskill

Is Todd Akin Mainstream? (Social Security, Minimum Wage and Student Loans) - Aug. 10, 2012

Claire McCaskill
August 10, 2012
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Campaign status: Won

MCCASKILL: I'm Claire McCaskill and I approve this message.

ANNOUNCER: Meet Todd Akin. He wants to be our senator. On the mainstream priorities that matter to Missouri, how does Akin measure up? See for yourself. In Missouri, over a million seniors rely on Social Security. Todd Akin? He wants to privatize, risking their guaranteed benefit.

CLIP OF TODD AKIN: I don't like it. I didn't design Social Security.

ANNOUNCER: The minimum wage? Akin wants to abolish it.

CLIP OF AKIN: I don't think the government should be setting the prices or wages on different things.

ANNOUNCER: Making college affordable? Akin compared the federal student loans program to stage 3 cancer.

CLIP OF AKIN: America has got the equivalent of stage 3 cancer of socialism.

ANNOUNCER: So, that's Todd Akin. Privatize Social Security, abolish the minimum wage and get rid of federal student loans. Are those mainstream Missouri values? Because they're Todd Akin's.