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Richard Mourdock on Social Security

 


Constitution mentions neither Social Security nor Medicare

Mourdock, answering a question about the proper role of government, accused Donnelly of misstating his views on Social Security and Medicare. Mourdock said the constitution does not mention either, but Donnelly has used that in an ad "to make it sound like I believe the idea of Social Security is unconstitutional and, Joe, you know I've never said that."

Donnelly fired back, saying: "You know, I may have been born at night, but I wasn't born last night. When you meet with the Madison Tea Party and you say to them 'you show me where in the constitution it allows Medicare and you show me where in the constitution it allows Social Security,' we're not that dumb. We know what you were implying and we know what you were driving at."

Source: Indianapolis Star on 2012 Indiana Senate debate , Oct 15, 2012

Raise the retirement age

When it came to financial issues here at home, including social security reform, Mourdock spoke from experience on both the state and local level saying the retirement age needs to be raised. Lugar agreed saying the program needs to be reformed.
Source: 14 News WFIE Evansville on 2012 Indiana Senate debate , Apr 11, 2012

Consider personalized retirement accounts for young workers

Q: What is your view on the statement, "Privatize Social Security"?

A: We must maintain a solvent Social Security system in place for those who are receiving benefits or are close to retirement. For younger workers, reform should be considered to include personalized retirement accounts.

Source: Email interview with OnTheIssues on 2012 Senate race , Sep 1, 2011

Other candidates on Social Security: Richard Mourdock on other issues:
IN Gubernatorial:
Mike Pence
Mitch Daniels
IN Senatorial:
Daniel Coats
Joe Donnelly
Richard Lugar

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Page last updated: Nov 20, 2012