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One area that I had missed on my diary on the Senate race in North Dakota is that Congressman Rick Berg(R-Antichoicers) not only is at least as anti-choice as Paul Ryan is, he is also as anti-Social Security as Congressman Ultrasound is.

Think Progress uncovered that Rick Berg had introduced a resolution(Contains pdf) back in 2005, supporting George W. Bush's plan to privatize Social Security.  

Heidi Heitkamp, former North Dakota Attorney General, and the popular Democratic candidate rightfully pointed this out in their debate, and Think Progress has the transcript(and video):

   HEITKAMP: When you say “I’m going to fix it,” you’re going to privatize it. That was George W. Bush’s plan. [...] That’s the plan you supported, Bush’s privatization plan. You can’t run away from that record.

    BERG: Just as a wrap up, this is what’s wrong with Washington. People blame, blame, blame and don’t come up with solutions… [Loud boos from the audience]… What we need are solutions to Social Security. There’s no question. But what we need is to get our economy going.
I don't know how to embed video, so here's the link:

Congressman Berg can run, but he cannot hide from his record of supporting the privatization of Social Security.   Luckily for us, we have a great candidate in Heidi Heitkamp running against Berg.  Let's support the only person standing between Rick Berg and the Senate.

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Originally posted to pistolSO on Tue Sep 11, 2012 at 11:38 AM PDT.

Also republished by Social Security Defenders.


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