Florida Democrat Trusts Neither GOP Frontunner On Social Security

One day before Republican Presidential candidates return to Florida for the second debate in the state, Rep. Ted Deutch (D-Fla.) told reporters that he doesn’t believe either of the GOP frontrunners will protect social security.

Deutch pointed toTexas Governor Rick Perry’s description of the entitlement program as a ponzi scheme, a common complaint from Democrats, and added that former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney’s attempts to characterize himself as social security’s defender also fall flat.

“[Romney’s] privatization plans would turn … the American citizens’ money over to the stock market,” Deutch said during a conference call. “Imagine if retirement security depended on what has happened in the stock market over the last few months and years.”

The Florida Democrat added that neither candidate came to the table with agendas that would appeal to latino voters, a key constituency in Florida. Deutch explained that not only would both candidates stances on social security appeal to Latino seniors, nearly half of whom rely on the program as their sole source on income, but that Perry and Romney both declined to support the DREAM Act, which would have granted citizenship to immigrants who joined the armed services or succeeded in college.

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Rubio follows with 10 percent.

French Train Hero Stabbed, In Stable Condition

French President François Hollande pins the Legion of Honor on U.S. Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone during a ceremony at the Élysée in Paris Aug. 24, 2015, following a foiled attack on a French train. Stone was on vacation with his childhood friends, Aleksander Skarlatos and Anthony Sadler, when an armed gunman entered their train carrying an assault rifle, a handgun and a box cutter. The three friends, with the help of a British passenger, subdued the gunman after his rifle jammed. Stone’s medical training prepared him to begin treating wounded passengers while waiting for the authorities to arrive. Stone is an ambulance service technician with the 65th Medical Operations Squadron stationed at Lajes Field, Azores. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Ryan Crane)

Stone was one of three Americans that stepped in and physically restrained a man who was intent on causing a mass shooting aboard the train.

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Hacking attempts emerged from China, South Korea and Germany.

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Obama apologizes for Afghan hospital attack
Iran’s role in Russia’s Syria campaign
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The World in 2:00 – October 8, 2015

The World in 2:00

China’s Tu Youyou is awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine for her 1972 discovery of Artemisinin, the Malaria treatment that’s saved millions of lives.

Thursday, October 8

● CFPB opens rulemaking on arbitration clauses

● What’s cooking at the House Agriculture Committee?

● Cooperatives post record income

● Card security hinges on PIN number

● A park by any other name is still a park

● How will man live on Mars?