Joe Sestak has an op-ed in the Post-Gazette today stirring up his differences with Pat Toomey over Social Security privatization:
This isn't an abstract debate. It's deeply personal, and it stands to affect each of us, regardless of age or income level.
My mother is a retired schoolteacher who worked hard for many years and raised eight children. She paid into Social Security her entire career, yet, if she had retired in October 2008 with the kind of private account Mr. Toomey advocates, she could have lost $26,000 almost overnight. No Wall Street broker would guarantee those losses.Tonight Sestak will revisit his other major attack point on Toomey -- his Wall Street past -- in a conference call with with Democratic volunteers statewide. The workers are having house parties where they're watching the original "Wall Street" movie from Oliver Stone. (And yeah, there's a Social Security connection -- the plot turns on bad guy Gordon Gekko trying to plunder the retirement fund of a company where the hero's dad works.)