Bachmann to hit Perry on Social Security in debate

Look for Congresswoman Michele Bachmann to take the fight to Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Social Security tonight at the Republican Tea Party debate in Florida.

It’s at 7 p.m. Central time on CNN.

Bachmann will be on the stage with front-runners Perry and Mitt Romney, as well as U.S. Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, former Godfather’s Pizza CEO and radio talk show host Herman Cain, former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania and former Utah Gov. and former U.S. ambassador to China Jon Huntsman.

Bachmann campaign spokeswoman Alice Stewart told MPR Sunday that the congresswoman will go after Perry’s vision for Social Security, which he called a “Ponzi scheme” in the last debate. Bachmann will work to differentiate herself by noting that Social Security is a safety net and the government should keep its promise to seniors.

“She [Bachmann] believes it’s wrong for a candidate to make seniors worry about the safety net they are entitled to,” Stewart told MPR News Sunday afternoon. And she said Bachmann, as chair of the House Tea Party Caucus, is uniquely positioned to articulate tea party concerns, the story said:

“The Tea Party debate is important because of the significant role they have played in shaping the dialogue on the role of government in the lives of Americans. No one understands that better than Michele Bachmann,” said Stewart.

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Comments (1)

  1. Submitted by James Hamilton on 09/12/2011 - 04:54 pm.

    Pardon me for questioning Ms. Bachmann’s good faith, but is this the same Rep. Bachmann who favors privatizing SS, as described here?

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