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Thursday, July 28, 2005

Johnson continues to dodge social security questions

When will we know where Nancy Johnson stands on overhauling Social Security. To this date, Johnson has not appeared at any forum regarding Social Sedcurity and has given conflicting speeches regarding President Bush's proposal of personal accounts.

Two groups, Members of Connecticut United to Protect Social Security and the Connecticut Citizen Action Group, held a protest in front of Johnson's offices and demanded that she address the issue.

From the Record-Journal
Members of Connecticut United to Protect Social Security and the Connecticut Citizen Action Group, one of whom wore a milk carton costume with Johnson's picture on the side, chanted slogans at passers-by and motorists while discussing why they oppose proposed changes to the federal program.

Johnson represents the 5th District, which includes Meriden and Cheshire as well as New Britain.

"She's dodged three forums now on Social Security," said John Murphy, who wore the milk carton costume. "Senator (Christopher G.) Dodd is sending staff, but she's not sending staff."

The group also appeared at Johnson offices in Waterbury, Danbury and New Britain.

Since Johnson sits on the House Ways and Means Committee, which would have to act on legislation dealing with Social Security, the group feels it is important she talk to as many constituents as possible on the issue.