State of Delaware secondary Archives: on Social Security


Alex Pires: Attack plans to privatize Social Security

Pires attempted to attack Carper on Social Security, accusing the senator of supporting a plan to privatize the government program by putting Americans' retirement funds in private accounts. He called Carper a "proponent of privatization," reading quotes from 2005 that appeared to reflect Carper's support for the move.

Carper said he only supported private accounts as an add-on to the traditional Social Security program. Carper added that he opposed a full privatization measure proposed by President George W. Bush in 2005. In fact, he and other lawmakers sent a letter to then-President Bush on March 3 of that year calling on the Republican to "publicly and unambiguously announce that you reject privatized accounts funded with Social Security dollars."

Source: Delmarva Daily Times on 2012 Del. Senate debate Oct 17, 2012

Tom Carper: Private accounts as an add-on, not full privatization

Pires attempted to attack Carper on Social Security, accusing the senator of supporting a plan to privatize the government program by putting Americans' retirement funds in private accounts. He called Carper a "proponent of privatization," reading quotes from 2005 that appeared to reflect Carper's support for the move.

Carper said he only supported private accounts as an add-on to the traditional Social Security program. Carper added that he opposed a full privatization measure proposed by President George W. Bush in 2005. In fact, he and other lawmakers sent a letter to then-President Bush on March 3 of that year calling on the Republican to "publicly and unambiguously announce that you reject privatized accounts funded with Social Security dollars."

Source: Delmarva Daily Times on 2012 Del. Senate debate Oct 17, 2012

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