Linda McMahon Proposed Social Security ‘Sunset’ at Tea Party Forum
The problem with Romney isn’t just his policies and his vagueness — it’s also the paranoid party you get with him.
In little-noticed remarks at a Tea Party town hall meeting earlier this year, Republican Connecticut Senate candidate Linda McMahon proposed introducing a “sunset provision” into the Social Security Act.
McMahon, the former CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment, has consistently dodged questions about cutting government entitlement programs in her two Senate runs.
Speaking before a group of Tea Party supporters in Waterford, Conn. on April 20, however, McMahon said she would consider making major changes to Social Security, from raising the retirement age to means-testing benefits. She also proposed introducing a “sunset provision” — the legislative term for putting an expiration date on a law unless it is renewed.
It’s unclear what McMahon meant when she spoke about a “sunset provision” for Social Security, and her campaign did not directly address the word in a statement. McMahon’s spokesman defended the candidate’s record on entitlement programs and attacked her opponent, Chris Murphy.