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Dennis Daugaard on Social Security
Republican Governor: Click here for Dennis Daugaard on other issues.
    No stance on record.

Senate:

SD 2014: 2014 SD Senate debate


Mike Rounds on Social Security
Republican SD Governor: Click here for Mike Rounds on other issues.
    No stance on record.
John Thune on Social Security
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (SD-AL): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for John Thune 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)
Rick Weiland on Social Security
Democratic Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Rick Weiland on other issues.
  • 2002: Served as State Director of AARP. (Oct 2013)

House:


Kristi Noem on Social Security
Republican (District AL): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Kristi Noem on other issues.
  • Don't privatize; don't raise the retirement age. (Nov 2010)
  • Opposes private retirement accounts. (Aug 2010)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Mike Rounds on Social Security
Republican SD Governor: Click here for Mike Rounds on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Tim Johnson on Social Security
Democratic Sr Senator (SD): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Tim Johnson on other issues.
  • Voted NO on using the Social Security Surplus to fund tax reductions. (Jul 1999)
  • 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)
  • Create Retirement Savings Accounts. (Aug 2000)
  • Rated 90% by the ARA, indicating a pro-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Supports individual savings accounts and work incentives. (Sep 1998)
Larry Pressler on Social Security
Independent Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Larry Pressler on other issues.
  • Voted YES on deducting Social Security payments on income taxes. (May 1996)
Bill Janklow on Social Security
Former Republican Governor (1979=1986 & 1995-2002): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bill Janklow on other issues.
  • Maintain long-term solvency of Social Security and Medicare. (Aug 2001)
Tom Daschle on Social Security
Former Democratic Senator: Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Tom Daschle on other issues.
  • Keep retirement promise instead of Endowment for Democracy. (Jan 2004)
  • 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 90% by the ARA, indicating a pro-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
Nancy Turbak Berry on Social Security
Withdrew as 2010 Dem. challenger; currently State Senator: Click here for Nancy Turbak Berry on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Joel Dykstra on Social Security
Republican Challenger: Click here for Joel Dykstra on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Stephanie Herseth on Social Security
Democratic Representative (SD-AL): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Stephanie Herseth on other issues.
  • Strengthen Trust Funds and take them off-budget. (May 2001)
Bill Janklow on Social Security
Republican (District AL): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bill Janklow on other issues.
  • Maintain long-term solvency of Social Security and Medicare. (Aug 2001)
Sam Kephart on Social Security
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Sam Kephart on other issues.
  • Supports privatizing social security. (Jun 2008)
John Thune on Social Security
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (SD-AL): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for John Thune 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)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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