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Vernon Jones on Social Security

Democratic Senate challenger


Reform & improve Social Security as we know it today

Our˙Social Security system needs to be completely reviewed and revised; a "quick fix" will not come overnight. To fix Social Security there needs to be: In summary, the Social Security system is broken. We must stop the knee jerk political reactions/solution that have swirled around this issue for the last ten years. Members of Congress should be required to join Social Security. As your Senator, I will devote whatever time is necessary in order to improve Social Security as we know it today.
Source: Campaign website, www.vernonjonesforgeorgia.com Jul 11, 2008

Fight hard as the Dickens for our seniors

I have a track record of working with seniors and making sure they have access to Medicaid and Medicare. I would [as a senator] make sure they don't have to choose between buying food and prescription medicine. Our seniors have worked hard all their lives and nobody's there for them. I'll fight hard as the Dickens for our seniors.
Source: Georgia 2008 Democratic Senate Primary Debate Jun 30, 2008

Other candidates on Social Security: Vernon Jones on other issues:
GA Gubernatorial:
Sonny Perdue
GA Senatorial:
Dale Cardwell
Jim Martin
Johnny Isakson
Josh Lanier
Rand Knight
Saxby Chambliss


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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