(NN&V staff) – In a sign of their desperation, Dina Titus’ campaign and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) cannot hold back from spreading lies about Dr. Joe Heck, according to Heck’s campaign.
In the April 11th Las Vegas Review Journal, the Titus’ campaign sposkesman Andrew Stoddard clamied Heck wanted to “privatize Social Security and dismantle Medicare.” The Heck campaign yesterday issued the following response:
Dr. Joe Heck, as an emergency medicine physician, sees the benefits that Medicare provides our seniors every day. He understands how important and critical programs like Medicare Advantage are to seniors in Southern Nevada. One of the numerous reasons Dr. Heck has opposed Titus’ takeover of healthcare is its extreme cuts to the Medicare program.
Seniors in southern Nevada have a reason to be worried. With Dina’s continued promotion of Nancy Pelosi’s liberal Washington agenda, she casts votes that continue to risk the future of Medicare and seniors now know it.
The most galling part of Titus’ trouble with the truth about Joe Heck is that just over two weeks ago, Titus voted alongside her boss Nancy Pelosi to cut $500 billion from Medicare, decimating Medicare Advantage and increasing the co-pays for Part D prescription drug coverage.
So as Team Titus spreads lies about Joe Heck, she is doing precisely what she is falsely accusing him of. This is just one of the numerous things that are wrong with Washington today.
When it comes to Social Security, Dr. Heck believes that the system needs reform, but to suggest a privatization of Social Security is running fast and loose with the truth. Dr. Heck understands Social Security provides a critical benefit to more than 50 million Americans, for Dina Titus to claim otherwise is irresponsible.
Social Security must be preserved for current and near retirees. We must work to preserve the Social Security safety net and make sure the program remains solvent for future generations. America’s seniors must be cared for and no amount of spin by Titus will change that fact.
“Dina Titus and her party bosses know that they are on the ropes in this race; a fact made more apparent by the recent poll numbers released by the Review Journal,” said Grant Hewitt, Campaign Manager for Friends of Joe Heck.
“They will stop at nothing to tear down a great American like Dr. Heck, someone who stands on the front lines of our healthcare crisis in the Emergency Department. This is just the politics as usual from the liberals in Washington,” concluded Hewitt.