Bentivolio Won’t Publicly Discuss His Plans to Phase Out Medicare and Social Security and Cut Taxes for the Wealthy
LANSING – The Michigan Republican Party’s candidate for the 11th Congressional District, Kerry Bentivolio, has made time to speak at several Tea Party functions over the past few months but neglected to show up at last night’s nonpartisan League of Women Voters forum in Plymouth, where more than 100 voters turned out to hear from the candidates.
“It’s no surprise that Bentivolio wouldn’t appear at a candidate forum,” said Michigan Democratic Party Chair Mark Brewer. “He doesn’t want the voters of the 11th District to know that he is a Tea Party candidate who wants to ‘phase out’ Medicare and Social Security, slash veterans’ health care, take away people’s right to vote for U.S. Senators and cut taxes for the wealthy while raising them on the middle class.”
Both Democratic candidates for the 11th Congressional District — Dr. Syed Taj, who is running for a full term in the new district, and Dave Curson, who is running to finish Thad McCotter’s term in the old district — spoke at the forum, which also included candidates from the Taxpayer, Libertarian and Green parties.