LIVE AUDIO STREAM: DeLauro, Murphy, Esty joint press call on Paul Ryan's visit to CT

Press release:

Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro, Congressman and U.S. Senate Candidate Chris Murphy, Congressional Candidate Elizabeth Esty and Party Chairwoman Nancy DiNardo will hold a conference call reacting to Paul Ryan's visit to Connecticut and the troubling statements and policies put forth by Paul Ryan, Linda McMahon and the GOP that would undermine the Social Security safety net and end Medicare as we know it by turning it into a voucher program.  

The Romney-Ryan ticket has vowed to end Medicare as we know it, turning it into a voucher program that would increase costs on seniors by $6,000 while Mitt Romney's tax plan could apply taxes to Social Security benefits to pay for $5 trillion in new tax breaks for the wealthiest Americans.  

Just recently we learned what Linda McMahon would do to Social Security if elected to the U.S. Senate.  Like Romney and Ryan she would seek to erode the safety net many seniors rely on, noting before a gathering of Tea Party activist this year that she would seek to add a 'Sunset Provision' to the Social Security Act - potentially phasing out this vital program that gives seniors economic security.  

Republicans have shown they are out of touch with the needs of America's seniors, particularly those Mitt Romney wrote off when he said that 47 percent of Americans were victims who failed to take personal responsibility for their lives, including many hardworking seniors who worked their whole lives and now live on a fixed incomes.  

Seniors shouldn't be put down and they certainly don't deserve to have the safety net they have worked hard for and paid into undermined by the out of touch policies of Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan and Linda McMahon.

I'll provide a live audio stream of the press call starting at 11 AM.

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