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06/12/2008 06:39 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

McCain Lies About Social Security Privatization

In March, after ThinkProgress caught Sen. Joe Lieberman lying to cover up Sen. John McCain's support for Social Security privatization, I posted video (with the help of reader Tom M.) from 2004 of McCain, in response to an audience question, explicitly backing Social Security privatization by name.

Q: Will privatizing Social Security be a priority for you going forward?

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McCAIN: Without privatization, I don't see how you can possibly, over time, make sure that young Americans are able to receive Social Security benefits.

Today at a Nashua town hall (his best forum!), McCain himself lied about his position, saying:

I'm not for, quote, privatizing Social Security. I never have been. I never will be.

The DNC just juxtaposed today's video with the 2004 video.

There's some evidence that McCain is currently stronger than Obama with voters over 65. If they see him lie about Social Security, that edge won't last very long.

Cross-posted at LiberalOasis.