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Bob Conley on Social Security

Democratic Senate challenger


No difference in benefits based on birth years

Q: Notch babies are those individuals who receive lower Social Security benefits because they were born in the years 1917 and immediately thereafter. Do you support Notch Reform?

A: There should be no difference in benefits based on birth years.

Source: Senior Citizens League Guide to the 2008 US Senate Campaigns Oct 10, 2008

COLA should take into account the actual level of inflation

Q: The Social Security cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) that seniors are currently receiving does not accurately reflect how they must spend their money. Do you support COLA Fairness, based on the consumer price index (CPI) for seniors?

A: The COLA has to take into account the actual level of inflation that is currently greater than that being reported by the Federal government in recent years in an attempt to cover up a weakening economy.

Source: Senior Citizens League Guide to the 2008 US Senate Campaigns Oct 10, 2008

Total overhaul of Social Security program needed

Q: Do you support Social Security Reform or Privatization?

A: Any reform of the Social Security program will, due to the sheer size of it, be predicated on a total overhaul and a refocusing of our country's priorities and missions in all endeavors. Our citizens, young and old, should come first before those of any other country.

Source: Senior Citizens League Guide to the 2008 US Senate Campaigns Oct 10, 2008

Other candidates on Social Security: Bob Conley on other issues:
SC Gubernatorial:
Mark Sanford
SC Senatorial:
Jim DeMint
Lindsey Graham


2008 Senate retirements:

Wayne Allard(R,CO)
Larry Craig(R,ID)
Pete Domenici(R,NM)
Chuck Hagel(R,NE)
Trent Lott(R,MS)
Craig Thomas(R,WY)
John Warner(R,VA)

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