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Does Alex Sink want to cut Medicare?



Republican gubernatorial candidate Rick Scott says his opponent Alex Sink wants to cut Medicare benefits for the country's seniors. Sink says Scott is making that up.

Enter PolitiFact Florida.

The back-and-forth started on Sept. 1, 2010, when Scott issued a press statement commenting on the decision of Bud Chiles to drop his independent candidacy for governor and endorse Sink.

"This (election) will be a contest which presents a clear choice between a conservative outsider with business experience and a specific plan to create 700,000 jobs, and another liberal Obamacrat who wants to raise taxes, cut Medicare, and supports Obama's failed stimulus," Scott said.

Sink responded to the Medicare line the next morning. "I don't even know where he got that from," Sink said in Tallahassee. "Of course I don't want to cut Medicare."

Does Sink want to cut Medicare? PolitiFact Florida rules here.

[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 10:26am]


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