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Rob Maness States His Support for Medicare and Social Security

BATON ROUGE, LA – Today, at an appearance at the Baton Rouge Press Club, U.S. Senate candidate Rob Maness outright rejected introducing cuts or raising the retirement ages for Social Security or Medicare, making Congressman Bill Cassidy the only candidate in the Senate race who supports ending guaranteed benefits for seniors.

Maness stated he “would never support cutting benefits to current recipients” and expressed his belief that “a retirement age of 70 is not workable.”

“Even Congressman Cassidy’s fellow Republican won’t go as far as to support policies that would hurt seniors and end Medicare as we know it,” said Stephen Handwerk, executive director of the Louisiana Democratic Party (LDP). “Congressman Cassidy stands alone as the only candidate in this race who wants to raise the Social Security and Medicare retirement ages and drastically increase costs for Louisiana seniors by ending the guaranteed benefits they have worked their lifetimes to receive. It’s unfair and just plain wrong.”

Maness spoke before the Baton Rouge Press Club as part of their regular Monday lunch meeting.