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Sink hits back on Scott's Medicare attack



In responding to Rick Scott's charge that she wants to cut Medicare, Alex Sink hit back and used the magic word: lie. "Rick Scott is lying about my stands on the issues that matter to Floridians. First, I do not support cutting Medicare, and never have. In fact, Rick Scott is the one who once advocated privatizing Medicare, Medicaid and veterans' health care."

PolitiFact weighed in on the matter last week and gave Scott a "false."

Later in her statement, Sink also says she supports extending the Bush tax cuts, which would be a break from President Barack Obama, who wants to extend them only for middle-income earners and not for the wealthy.


[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 10:27am]


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