Claire McCaskill has accused Todd Akin of wanting to "get rid of" Medicare and Social Security. Once again, this is simply not true. Instead, Todd Akin is working to preserve and strengthen Medicare and Social Security.
Claire McCaskill has rolled out another false attack against Todd Akin, saying that Todd's female staffers are paid less than his male staffers. This accusation is factually incorrect. According to public documents, in the last quarter, Akin's female staff actually made 20% more per capita than Akin's male staff.
Todd Akin, Roy Blunt and others identified fatal flaws in the way the bill was created, including unfunded mandates, which would prevent the bill from becoming law. The bill never became law, and a few months later the sponsor of the original bill introduced a new and improved version, the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act. Todd supported this new, improved bill and it passed the House unanimously.
This is yet another example of McCaskill trying to distort and twist the facts. Todd is the son of an Army officer who served in World War II under General Patton, Todd was an Army officer himself, and Todd has three sons who are Marines and a daughter-in-law who was in the Navy. Todd is personally invested in our military and has dedicated much of his career to working to ensure that we have the best possible military, and taking care of veterans when they return.