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Alyson Schwartz
Rep. Alyson Schwartz is in "disarray"
regarding Third Way.
Pennsylvania congresswoman and gubernatorial candidate Alyson Schwartz, the honorary chair of Third Way, gave the following statement to the Huffington Post regarding the infamous Third Way WSJ op-ed:
Allyson thought Third Way's Op/Ed on Social Security was outrageous and strongly disagrees with it. In 2005, Allyson was an outspoken leader in fighting against President Bush's attempt to privatize Social Security and last year, she fought against Paul Ryan's attempt to end Medicare as we know it," [Schawartz's spokesperson] said in an email to TPM. "She has repeatedly been endorsed by the National Committee to Preserve Medicare and Social Security for her leadership in protecting and preserving Social Security and Medicare for current seniors and future retirees.
The Third Way in disarray? The statement does beg the question: Why won't Schwartz resign?

After all the op-ed does not express new thoughts from Third Way. This is what they believe. Schwartz's spokeperson says, "we're not going to get into the back and forth between PCCC and Third way ... she's an honorary co-chair. She's not involved with what they write. They don't run it past her, and she disagrees with this." Then why is she involved with Third Way? This is the heart of why Third Way exists, to argue for those policies Schwartz claims to "strongly disagree" with.

Time to cut ties with Third Way, Representative Schwartz.

Originally posted to Armando on Wed Dec 04, 2013 at 11:19 AM PST.

Also republished by Pittsburgh Area Kossacks, Philly Kos, DKos Pennsylvania, and Daily Kos.

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