"Automated callers are phoning seniors in at least a dozen Republican congressional districts across the country telling them their representative favors 'privatizing Social Security,'" reports the Hill. The calls are targeting "Republican members with high concentrations of senior citizens ... in potentially close districts." They warn of a two trillion dollar cost to taxpayers and decreased retiree benefits, saying Social Security "should be in a lock box, not a Wall Street slot machine." No group has claimed responsibility for the calls. The calls give a toll-free number for the U.S. Capitol switchboard used by the American Federation of Teachers, but the group denied involvement and disconnected the number.
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