For better or worse (we all know how it turned out for Jeb!), former President George W. Bush is “helping” vulnerable GOP senators keep their seats this cycle, including Senator Rob Portman. Portman has plenty of reasons to be less than thrilled about his former employer fundraising for him.
The senator worked for the Bush Administration from 2005 to 2007, first as a U.S. Trade Representative and then as Director of the Office of Management and Budget. During the latter, Portman became a Social Security “privatization champion.” In addition, in 2001, Portman worked as “a leading spokesman” for Bush’s efforts to privatize earned benefits, what could’ve been “the largest windfall gain in American financial history” for Wall Street.
Portman would like Ohio seniors to forget about his record of putting their benefits at risk, but with President Bush joining him on the trail his time as “privatization champion” will haunt him through November.
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