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Nikki Haley on Social Security
Republican Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Nikki Haley on other issues.
  • Social Security reduced rampant poverty among elderly. (Apr 2012)
  • Public service retirees: no COLA; no spiking; no double-dip. (Jan 2012)

Senate:

SC 2014: 2014 SC Senate debate


Lee Bright on Social Security
Republican Challenger: Click here for Lee Bright on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jim DeMint on Social Security
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (SC-4): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Jim DeMint on other issues.
  • Transition younger workers into personal savings system. (Jan 2012)
  • Social Security mess is another failed progressive policy. (Jan 2012)
  • Tax-free lump sum payment as alternative to benefits. (Jan 2012)
  • Right to own a personal Social Security account. (Jul 2009)
  • Social Security program is built on debt and dependency. (Jul 2009)
  • People should own their Social Security accounts. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on establishing reserve funds & pre-funding for Social Security. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on raising 401(k) limits & making pension plans more portable. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on reducing tax payments on Social Security benefits. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted NO on strengthening the Social Security Lockbox. (May 1999)
  • Create personal retirement accounts within Social Security. (Jul 2000)
  • Rated 33% by the ARA, indicating a mixed record on senior issues. (Dec 2003)
  • Supports private retirement accounts. (Aug 2010)
Joyce Dickerson on Social Security
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Joyce Dickerson on other issues.
  • Make sure seniors receive the benefits they have earned. (May 2014)
Lindsey Graham on Social Security
Republican Sr Senator; previously Representative (SC-3): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Lindsey Graham on other issues.
  • Voted YES on establishing reserve funds & pre-funding for Social Security. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on raising 401(k) limits & making pension plans more portable. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on reducing tax payments on Social Security benefits. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted NO on strengthening the Social Security Lockbox. (May 1999)
  • Create personal retirement accounts within Social Security. (Jul 2000)
  • Rated 20% by the ARA, indicating an anti-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Reduce taxes on Social Security earnings. (Sep 1994)
Brad Hutto on Social Security
Democratic Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Brad Hutto on other issues.
  • Opposes any attempt to harm Medicare and Social Security. (Jun 2014)
Nancy Mace on Social Security
Republican Senate challenger: Click here for Nancy Mace on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Thomas Ravenel on Social Security
Republican Senate challenger: Click here for Thomas Ravenel on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Tim Scott on Social Security
Republican Senator-Appointee: Click here for Tim Scott on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jay Stamper on Social Security
Republican Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Jay Stamper on other issues.
  • I do not support privatizing Social Security. (Jul 2013)
  • Chained CPI a bad idea. (Apr 2013)
Rick Wade on Social Security
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for Rick Wade on other issues.
    No stance on record.

House:


James Clyburn on Social Security
Democratic Representative (SC-6): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for James Clyburn on other issues.
  • Voted YES on raising 401(k) limits & making pension plans more portable. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on reducing tax payments on Social Security benefits. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted YES on strengthening the Social Security Lockbox. (May 1999)
  • Rated 90% by the ARA, indicating a pro-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
Elizabeth Colbert-Busch on Social Security
Democrat (District 1): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Elizabeth Colbert-Busch on other issues.
  • No privatization; no vouchers; no cuts. (Apr 2013)
  • Keep the promises made to and paid for by our seniors. (Apr 2013)
Jeff Duncan on Social Security
Republican (District 3): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jeff Duncan on other issues.
  • Supports privatizing Social Security. (Nov 2010)
Trey Gowdy on Social Security
Republican (District 4): Click here for Trey Gowdy on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Mick Mulvaney on Social Security
Republican (District 5): Click here for Mick Mulvaney on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Tom Rice on Social Security
Republican (District 7): Click here for Tom Rice on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Mark Sanford on Social Security
Republican SC Governor; previously Representative (SC-1): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Mark Sanford on other issues.
  • Off-budget accounting undermines trust in government. (Nov 2000)
  • Voted NO on reducing tax payments on Social Security benefits. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted NO on strengthening the Social Security Lockbox. (May 1999)
  • Sponsored bill for personal retirement accounts in Soc.Sec. (Jul 2000)
  • Reduce taxes on Social Security earnings. (Sep 1994)
Tim Scott on Social Security
Republican (Appointed Senator) (District 1): Click here for Tim Scott on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Joe Wilson on Social Security
Republican Representative (SC-2): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Joe Wilson on other issues.
  • Rated 0% by the ARA, indicating an anti-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Mark Sanford on Social Security
Republican SC Governor; previously Representative (SC-1): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Mark Sanford on other issues.
  • Off-budget accounting undermines trust in government. (Nov 2000)
  • Voted NO on reducing tax payments on Social Security benefits. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted NO on strengthening the Social Security Lockbox. (May 1999)
  • Sponsored bill for personal retirement accounts in Soc.Sec. (Jul 2000)
  • Reduce taxes on Social Security earnings. (Sep 1994)
Jim Hodges on Social Security
Former Democratic Governor (1999-2002): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jim Hodges on other issues.
  • Maintain long-term solvency of Social Security and Medicare. (Aug 2001)
David Beasley on Social Security
2004 former Republican challenger; former Governor: Click here for David Beasley on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Fritz Hollings on Social Security
Former Democratic Sr Senator; retired 2004: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Fritz Hollings on other issues.
  • Voted NO on Social Security Lockbox & limiting national debt. (Apr 1999)
  • Voted NO on allowing Roth IRAs for retirees. (May 1998)
  • Voted NO on allowing personal retirement accounts. (Apr 1998)
  • Voted NO on deducting Social Security payments on income taxes. (May 1996)
  • Rated 100% by the ARA, indicating a pro-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
Bob Inglis on Social Security
Republican Representative (SC-4, retook seat in 2004): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bob Inglis on other issues.
  • Reduce taxes on Social Security earnings. (Sep 1994)
Alex Sanders on Social Security
2002 Democratic Candidate (SC): Click here for Alex Sanders on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Inez Tenenbaum on Social Security
2004 former Democratic challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Inez Tenenbaum on other issues.
  • Strengthen Social Security, Not Privatize It. (Aug 2004)
Strom Thurmond on Social Security
Former Republican Senator: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Strom Thurmond on other issues.
  • Voted YES on Social Security Lockbox & limiting national debt. (Apr 1999)
  • Voted YES on allowing Roth IRAs for retirees. (May 1998)
  • Voted YES on allowing personal retirement accounts. (Apr 1998)
  • Voted YES on deducting Social Security payments on income taxes. (May 1996)
Gresham Barrett on Social Security
Republican Representative (SC-3): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Gresham Barrett on other issues.
  • Rated 10% by the ARA, indicating an anti-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
Henry Brown on Social Security
Republican Representative (SC-1): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Henry Brown on other issues.
  • Voted YES on raising 401(k) limits & making pension plans more portable. (May 2001)
  • Changing Social Security disproportionately affects women. (May 2001)
  • Rated 10% by the ARA, indicating an anti-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
Michael Cone on Social Security
Democratic Challenger: Click here for Michael Cone on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bob Conley on Social Security
Democratic Senate challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Bob Conley on other issues.
  • No difference in benefits based on birth years. (Oct 2008)
  • COLA should take into account the actual level of inflation. (Oct 2008)
  • Total overhaul of Social Security program needed. (Oct 2008)
Jim DeMint on Social Security
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (SC-4): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Jim DeMint on other issues.
  • Transition younger workers into personal savings system. (Jan 2012)
  • Social Security mess is another failed progressive policy. (Jan 2012)
  • Tax-free lump sum payment as alternative to benefits. (Jan 2012)
  • Right to own a personal Social Security account. (Jul 2009)
  • Social Security program is built on debt and dependency. (Jul 2009)
  • People should own their Social Security accounts. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on establishing reserve funds & pre-funding for Social Security. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on raising 401(k) limits & making pension plans more portable. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on reducing tax payments on Social Security benefits. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted NO on strengthening the Social Security Lockbox. (May 1999)
  • Create personal retirement accounts within Social Security. (Jul 2000)
  • Rated 33% by the ARA, indicating a mixed record on senior issues. (Dec 2003)
  • Supports private retirement accounts. (Aug 2010)
Alvin Greene on Social Security
2010 Democratic Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Alvin Greene on other issues.
  • Privatize elements of Social Security. (Oct 2010)
  • Opposes private retirement accounts. (Aug 2010)
Mark McBride on Social Security
Independent Senate challenger: Click here for Mark McBride on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Mullins McLeod on Social Security
2010 Democratic challenger: Click here for Mullins McLeod on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Floyd Spence on Social Security
Republican (District 2): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Floyd Spence on other issues.
  • Voted YES on raising 401(k) limits & making pension plans more portable. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on reducing tax payments on Social Security benefits. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted NO on strengthening the Social Security Lockbox. (May 1999)
  • Create personal retirement accounts within Social Security. (Jul 2000)
  • Reduce taxes on Social Security earnings. (Sep 1994)
John Spratt on Social Security
Democratic Representative (SC-5): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for John Spratt on other issues.
  • Voted YES on raising 401(k) limits & making pension plans more portable. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on strengthening the Social Security Lockbox. (May 1999)
  • Rated 100% by the ARA, indicating a pro-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
Lindsey Graham on Social Security
Republican Sr Senator; previously Representative (SC-3): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Lindsey Graham on other issues.
  • Voted YES on establishing reserve funds & pre-funding for Social Security. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on raising 401(k) limits & making pension plans more portable. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on reducing tax payments on Social Security benefits. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted NO on strengthening the Social Security Lockbox. (May 1999)
  • Create personal retirement accounts within Social Security. (Jul 2000)
  • Rated 20% by the ARA, indicating an anti-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Reduce taxes on Social Security earnings. (Sep 1994)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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