Thursday, August 16, 2012
Big Spender Moran Claims Support for Social Security. Murray Responds
The following is a release from Patrick Murray, who is challenging Rep.Moran. "Jim Moran made a post on Facebook commemorating the 77th birthday of Social Security saying, “I will continue working to strengthen, protect, and preserve Social Security.” He even used words like “stable” and “dependable.” Really, Jim? The fact is that funding for Social Security, along with Medicare, is in dire straits, and without reform these entitlements, along with the interest on our massive federal debt, will consume our entire federal budget in just a few years. That means that the Northern Virginia workers paying into the system today will not see a dime of their money when they retire. Irresponsible career politicians like Jim Moran have put us in this position in the first place by blowing trillions of taxpayer dollars in wasteful spending that has not only made Social Security insolvent, but has also heaped trillions of dollars in debt on future generations. As your Congressman I will work across party lines to rescue Social Security and Medicare, and ensure it is viable for current recipients and future generations. The fact is that Jim Moran has somehow become quite wealthy as a Member of Congress. For Jim it is all about emptying taxpayer pockets while lining his own through insider trading and payoffs from Lobbyists. As long as he can do that, he will continue to deceive voters about the real state of Social Security. We deserve better than Jim Moran’s dishonesty and corruption. Patrick Murray is the Republican Candidate for Congress in Virginia’s 8th District. Murray is a retired Army Colonel who served overseas in Germany, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo and Serbia during his 24-year Army career. He has worked in the U.S. State Department and at the United Nations. In 2007, Patrick deployed to Baghdad, Iraq during the “surge,” where he served on the staff of General David Petraeus. For more information, visit www.PatrickMurrayForCongress.com."