Members of the Illinois Alliance for Retired Americans, the Illinois Main Street Alliance, and Citizen Action/Illinois met outside of Chicago's Four Seasons Hotel to protest U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan's (R-WI) endorsement of 9th Congressional District Republican candidate Joel Pollack. Ryan is the architect of the controversial "Roadmap for America" plan, which would dismantle Social Security even though the program's trust fund is fully solvent until 2032. Katie Jordan from Illinois Alliance for Retired Americans doesn't agree with the plan:
In the 10th Congressional District, Democratic nominee Dan Seals has also taken a swing at GOP candidate Robert Dold for encouraging supporters to read up on Ryan's "Roadmap." Social Security, it seems, will play a key role in these Chicago-area campaigns this fall.