GOP Senatorial candidate Joe Miller told John King today that Barack Obama is “one of the major forces moving this country towards socialism.”
A day after his opponent conceded the Republican primary for Senate in Alaska, Joe Miller took on both President Obama and the Republican political establishment Wednesday, warning that the nation is headed towards socialism and facing a dire fiscal crisis.
Incumbent Sen. Lisa Murkowski conceded to the Tea Party-backed candidate late Tuesday in what is considered one of the largest upsets of the 2010 midterm election cycle.
In a wide ranging interview with CNN’s Chief National Correspondent John King, Miller criticized the growth of entitlement programs and corporate bailouts under the Obama administration, and described Obama as “bad for America.”
“He’s one of the major forces moving this country towards socialism. He is expanding the entitlement state. It is the wrong direction for America,” Miller said in an interview that will air on CNN’s “John King, USA.”
Miller has made the threat of socialism a central theme of his campaign. In a new web video on his campaign website he warns that “our nation stands at a crossroads. It’s careening toward socialism and insolvency.”
However, he told King that he would not seek an immediate end to entitlement programs such as social security and Medicare.
“This is not a Joe Miller comes to D.C. and Social Security is gone, Medicare is gone. But what Joe Miller does do, and what those that I think are joining in this message do is get this government aback from the fiscal brink, back from bankruptcy so that we can ensure that the contracts that we’ve made with our seniors, that we can honor those,” he said.
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