Coming Soon to Your Highrise: the Cicilline Lie-Apalooza
Kicked off at a senior center in Pawtucket, Hot Air calls it the “Let’s Scare Grandma Tour”.
[Mayor David] Cicilline’s presentation to seniors was false in numerous respects. There is no threat to the checks to be received by seniors now in the system either under the present system or with any reforms now in the early stages of discussion. None, yet Cicilline cynically suggests to the elderly that their checks are in jeopardy.
Cicilline’s fear mongering about ”privatization” also was misleading because the types of changes proposed by people like Paul Ryan would not affect anyone currently receiving social security, or even people a decade or more away, and would not require people to invest in the stock market.
Yet Cicilline raises the bogeyman of privatization to scare the elderly at senior centers.
Know the real name of this campaign tour?
“Fighting for Social Security”
Fighting for social security?? What does that have to do with the targeted demographic??? Not a single social security check in the audience is in jeopardy!!!
This is despicable. Clearly, the mayor of Providence believes that he can win the first Congressional district only by 1.) brazenly lying and 2.) needlessly terrifying seniors.