This is what Republican Sen. Joni Ernst saw last week back in Iowa on Thanksgiving recess, courtesy of the organization Social Security Works:
Sen. @joniernst (R-IA) says that Ã¢Â€ÂœA lot of changes need to be made” to Social Security “behind closed doors.”We’ve got a message outside her Des Moines office today to make sure Iowans know that by “changes” Ernst means huge cuts to earned benefits! pic.twitter.com/CQ5JacjTSm
— SocialSecurityWorks (@SSWorks) November 27, 2019
It parked the billboard in front of her office and plans to have it travel around the state this month. “When Joni Ernst says she wants to address Social Security behind closed doors, she is speaking in code to Wall Street donors,” said Linda Benesch, Social Security Works communications director, in an email. “The only reason to act in secret is to overthrow the will of the American people by cutting earned benefits. Our mobile billboard exposes Ernst’s real plans.”
The reference is to comments Ernst made back in September at a town meeting. Ernst said that lawmakers need to “fix” Social Security “behind closed doors,” where they can “just have an open and honest conversation about what are some of the ideas that we have for maintaining Social Security in the future.”
Right: open and honest, but with the American people shut out of the conversation. Which is how all Republicans want to destroy the program—behind closed doors, with no one person’s fingerprints on the weapon.By the way, the implement being deployed by Ernst in that billboard is her infamous hog castrator.