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Ned Lamont on Social Security

 


Soc. Sec. is an insurance policy, not an investment plan

Using Social Security taxes for private accounts
AARPOpposes
Ned LamontOpposes
Joe LiebermanOpposes
Alan SchlesingerSupports
Q: Will you support or oppose using Social Security taxes to fund private accounts?

A: Social Security is an insurance policy, not an investment plan. It needs to remain as a defined-benefit plan without privatization. While Sen. Lieberman would like you to believe he fought against privatization, that is not the case. In fact, he was the last Senate Democrat to sign on to the letter expressing complete opposition to Pres. Bush's plan, and he expressed a willingness to compromise on private accounts for a long time. I believe that this is one issue on which there really is no room for compromise with those who want to destroy such an important program.

Source: AARP Senate candidate questionnaire Sep 29, 2006

No common ground with Bush on privatization

I will not find common ground with the Bush administration when they are trying to privatize Social Security. I'll fight for Social Security. I'll fight for our constitutional liberties. And rather than spending $250 million a day in Iraq, we're going to invest. We're going to invest in grade schools and clean energy and affordable housing and public transportation. We're going to bring our cities back as great as they were 100 years ago.
Source: 2006 Connecticut Democratic Senate Primary debate Jul 6, 2006

Oppose diverting social security taxes into private accounts

Q: Why should Democrats vote for you instead of Lieberman?

A: [Among other things], I would oppose the nomination of Judge Alito since he jeopardizes a woman's right to choose, I would oppose education vouchers since they undermine our commitment to our public school system, I would have pushed for energy conservation and bio fuels as a better alternative than the liquefied natural gas plant in LI Sound; I would oppose diverting social security taxes into private accounts.

Source: CT Local Politics blogspot, "Six Questions for Ned Lamont" Jan 17, 2006

Other candidates on Social Security: Ned Lamont on other issues:
CT Gubernatorial:
Jodi Rell
John Rowland
CT Senatorial:
Alan Schlesinger
Chris Dodd
Joseph Lieberman

2004 Presidential:
Pres.George W. Bush
Sen.John Kerry
Ralph Nader

2008 possibilities:

Sen.Hillary Clinton
Sen.John Edwards
Sen.Russ Feingold
Rudy Giuliani
V.P.Al Gore
Sen.Barack Obama
Sen.John McCain


2006 Senate retirements:
Jon Corzine(D,NJ)
Mark Dayton(DFL,MN)
Bill Frist(R,TN)
Jim Jeffords(I,VT)
Paul Sarbanes(D,MD)
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