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Al Gore on Social Security
Click here for 19 full quotes OR click here for 8 older headlines OR click here for 32 headlines about Medicare & Medicaid OR click here for Al Gore on other issues.
  • Won’t break Social Security promises to seniors. (Nov 1)
  • Will Bush cut benefits or raise the retirement age? (Oct 21)
  • Claim that Social Security will go bankrupt is misleading. (Oct 19)
  • Bush’s “Social Security Minus” diverts $1 from every $6. (Oct 3)
  • Paying off national debt keeps trust fund solvent until 2054. (Sep 30)
  • Dedicate the budget surplus first to saving Social Security. (Aug 18)
  • Open questions: future surplus & future discipline. (Jul 5)
  • Social Security Plus: voluntary tax-free private investment. (Jun 13)
  • Protect Social Security from privacy & ID theft. (Jun 9)
  • Use stock market for private investment, not Social Security. (May 24)
  • Debt reduction and interest saved will save social security. (May 16)
  • Keep the ‘security’ in Social Security. (May 15)
  • Ensure health care & retirement security for aging veterans. (May 10)
  • Privatization is “stock market roulette”. (Apr 5)
  • Eliminate the motherhood penalty. (Apr 3)
  • Strengthen benefits for widows. (Apr 3)
  • Streamline disability and advocacy processes. (Jun 1999)
  • Opposed cutting Medicare; commit more funds instead. (Jun 1999)
  • Protect retirement plans while times are good. (May 1999)
David McReynolds on Social Security
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  • Supports raising payroll tax; plus Lockbox. (May 2)
  • More graduated taxes to pay for Social Security. (Jan 1)
Dick Cheney on Social Security
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  • Social Security will go bust without individual investment. (Oct 5)
  • Partially privatizing Social Security is acceptable. (Aug 15)
  • Save Social Security; stop talking & dividing generations. (Aug 2)
  • End earnings test; allow retirement income under SSI. (Jan 1988)
  • Raise annual IRAs to $2,500; more cost-of-living increases. (Jan 1984)
Ezola Foster on Social Security
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  • Help people without dependency: transition to IRAs. (Aug 29)
George W. Bush on Social Security
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  • Set aside $2.4T for seniors as well as younger workers. (Oct 26)
  • Young workers want to invest some Social Security money. (Oct 3)
  • Gore’s plan requires taxes: “Social Security Plus Huge Debt”. (Oct 3)
  • Prohibit govt investment in the stock market, private OK. (Sep 30)
  • Blueprint: Maintain retiree benefits; young get more options. (Sep 17)
  • I will touch the third rail so I can fix it. (Aug 3)
  • Open questions: transition costs & bad investors bailouts. (Jul 5)
  • No specifics like: What age? What percentage? (May 16)
  • Maintain basics of government’s “most successful program”. (May 15)
  • 2% real return is not enough; sound investments get 6%. (May 15)
  • Support retirement via government-plus-private system. (May 15)
  • Privatize Social Security to take advantage of stock market. (May 4)
  • No government investment in private stocks or bonds. (Apr 2)
  • Consider raising retirement age. (Nov 1999)
  • Supports subsidized Medicare menu with means testing. (Apr 1999)
  • Lock-box yes; tax increase no; bipartisanship yes. (Apr 1999)
Harry Browne on Social Security
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  • Get Social Security out of politician’s hands. (Sep 9)
  • Budget surplus doesn’t exist-it’s all the Trust Fund. (Jan 27)
  • End the government Social Security system. (Jan 13)
  • Social Security squanders your retirement money. (Nov 1999)
  • Social Security is a pyramid scheme. (Nov 1999)
  • Take social security away from politicians entirely. (Apr 1998)
  • Shut it down; buy annuities with asset sales. (Jun 1997)
  • Irresponsibility does not justify Social Security. (Jun 1997)
  • SSI tax has risen from 2% to 15% & will continue to rise. (Jul 1995)
  • One-time pay off of all people over 50, with means testing. (Jul 1995)
Howard Phillips on Social Security
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  • Keep Congress out of Social Security’s pocket. (Jan 13)
  • Restore Trust Fund while privatizing. (Sep 1999)
  • Privatize Social Security & Medicare. (May 1998)
John Hagelin on Social Security
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  • More funds for Soc. Sec; invest in stocks; supports Lockbox. (Jan 13)
  • Government is looting our investment trust. (Sep 1999)
Joseph Lieberman on Social Security
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  • Social Security Plus from Gore, cuts from Bush. (Oct 5)
  • OK to invest in private markets, a little. (Aug 8)
  • Lieberman commends Gore’s National Retirement Savings Plan. (Jun 20)
  • Eliminate Earnings Test; don’t punish work. (Mar 8)
Pat Buchanan on Social Security
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  • Address solvency first, before adding new programs. (Nov 1999)
  • Option for private investment, with public fall-back. (Nov 1999)
  • Let people who work past 65 collect benefits. (Nov 1999)
  • Put Medicare taxes into personal insurance accounts. (Jun 1999)
  • Medicare: no socialized system; no expansion. (Jun 1999)
  • Abolish Congressional pensions; put them on Social Security. (Jun 1999)
Ralph Nader on Social Security
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  • Social Security is solid; pending bankruptcy is nonsense. (Sep 20)
  • Pensions controlled by people, not banks or insurers. (Feb 21)
  • Social insurance is government at its noblest. (Jan 1999)
  • Social Security privatization replaces certainty with risk. (Jan 1999)
  • Fears loss of retirement funds in privatized investments. (Jan 1999)
Winona LaDuke on Social Security
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  • Don’t privatize Social Security. (Jun 25)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  



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