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Dave Brownlow on Social Security

Constitution Party Senate Challenger


Supports privatizing social security

Q: Do you support or oppose the policy: "Privatize social security"?

A: DO SUPPORT--we need to honor our commitment to current retirees, but there is no reason we have to saddle our young workers with the same bill of goods the baby boomers were sold.

Source: Email interview on 2008 Senate race with OnTheIssues.org Jun 22, 2008

Social Security is a Ponzi Scheme

Did anyone ever imagine this would turn into a $500 billion a year entitlement? We did, however, make a deal with the current retirees, and we need to honor that. We also need to repeal the income tax we imposed on their benefits.

Question for the retired folks: After a lifetime of putting 15% of your income into Social Security, would you rather have several million dollars deposited in a bank account with your name on it, or would you rather wait for the government to send you a $1,000 check each month and then hope for an increase of 1-2% a year? Even a bank deposit would have dramatically outperformed your Social Security "investment". Let's not saddle our children with the same Ponzi scheme we were sold.

The solution to the Social Security mess is to let all current workers opt completely out of the system by collecting all the money they and their employers have paid in to the "Social Security Trust Fund." (Don't hold your breath.)

Source: Campaign website, www.davebrownlow.com, "Key_Issues" Jun 21, 2008

Other candidates on Social Security: Dave Brownlow on other issues:
OR Gubernatorial:
Ted Kulongoski
OR Senatorial:
Gordon Harold Smith
Jeff Merkley
Ron Wyden


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)

Incoming Obama Administration:

Pres.Barack Obama
V.P.Joe Biden
State:Hillary Clinton
HHS:Tom Daschle
Staff:Rahm Emanuel
DHS:Janet Napolitano
DOC:Bill Richardson
DoD:Robert Gates
A.G.:Eric Holder
Treas.:Tim Geithner
Winners of 2008 Senate Races:
( * if new to the Senate)
AK:*Begich over Stevens
AL:Sessions
AR:Pryor
CO:*Udall
DE:Biden and Kaufman
GA:Chambliss v.Martin (Dec. 2 runoff)
IA:Harkin
ID:*Risch
IL:Durbin
KS:Roberts
KY:McConnell
LA:Landrieu
MA:Kerry
ME:Collins
MI:Levin
MN:Coleman v.Franken (recounting as of Dec.1)
MS4:Wicker
MS6:Cochran
MT:Baucus
NC:*Hagan over Dole
NE:*Johanns
NH:*Shaheen over Sununu
NJ:Lautenberg
NM:*Udall
OK:Inhofe
OR:*Merkley over Smith
RI:Reed
SC:Graham
SD:Johnson
TN:Alexander
TX:Cornyn
VA:*Warner
WV:Rockefeller
WY4:Barrasso
WY6:Enzi
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