DES MOINES – While Joni Ernst continues her 99 county tour, Congressman Braley is opting for a private happy hour this evening because he’s afraid to have an open and honest conversation with Iowans about his record.
Throughout his campaign, Braley has developed a pattern of attending controlled events where he won’t have to answer the following questions:
Why did he skip 75 percent of the Veterans’ Affairs hearings?
Why did he suggest raising the Social Security retirement age?
Why did his healthcare law cut over $716 billion from Medicare?
Why did he flip-flop on the pro-jobs Keystone XL Pipeline?
Why did he vote ...
Happy Saturday –
It was another bruising week for Washington liberal Bruce Braley. Congressman Braley tried to walk back a statement he made concerning his support for raising the Social Security Retirement age. Then news came out that he had voted to gut $716 billion from Medicare programs for seniors. Finally, a new poll showed that one of Congressman Braley’s strongest supporters, Barack Obama, has an approval rating that is now at it’s lowest level ever in the Hawkeye State.
The News That Drove The Week …
Gallup reports that Barack Obama’s approval rating is at it’s lowest level ever in Iowa. As a key U.S. Senate race unfolds ...
DES MOINES - Despite his hypocritical attack yesterday, just two years ago Washington liberal Bruce Braley opened the door to ending guaranteed Social Security benefits.
During his re-election campaign, Braley said he would look at means testing – which would let the government determine which seniors are eligible for Social Security.
Notably, Braley has also told the Cedar Rapids Gazette that he would support raising the Social Security retirement age.
“Bruce Braley talks a big game about protecting guaranteed Social Security benefits, but he has actually opened the door to ending them,” said Republican Party of Iowa spokesman Jahan ...
DES MOINES – Washington liberal Bruce Braley has proven that he can't be trusted on the issue of Social Security. Braley first said that he was for raising the retirement age, but today he announced he opposes his own idea.
As the Des Moines Register reports:
“Braley told the Cedar Rapids Gazette in 2006 – shortly before he won his first election to Congress – that raising the retirement age might be necessary to ensure Social Security's long-term viability. … The Braley campaign on Monday clarified that he does not support raising the retirement …” (Jason Noble, New Joni Ernst Ad Pledges Support For Entitlements, The Des Moines ...
DES MOINES – The Republican Party of Iowa is reminding voters that Washington liberal Bruce Braley has called for raising the Social Security retirement age.
As the Cedar Rapids Gazette reports:
"However, he's willing to consider all options when it comes to ensuring the program's long-term viability. … However, there aren't many options he would rule out. Braley called for 'some modest adjustments.' With life expectancy growing, raising the retirement age - similar to the adjustment made under the Reagan administration - might be necessary, Braley said. (James Lynch, Braley Calls For `Some Modest Adjustments' To Social Security, The Cedar ...