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Gary Herbert on Social Security
Republican Governor: Click here for Gary Herbert on other issues.
    No stance on record.

Senate:

UT 2012: 2012 Utah Senate Debates


Orrin Hatch on Social Security
Republican Sr Senator (UT): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Orrin Hatch on other issues.
  • Consider raising retirement age. (Nov 1999)
  • $792B tax cut does not affect Medicare or Social Security. (Jul 1999)
  • Simplify tax code on retirement & end savings disincentives. (Jun 1999)
  • Preserve Social Security fund in “Lockbox” until needed. (May 1999)
  • Voted YES on establishing reserve funds & pre-funding for Social Security. (Mar 2007)
  • 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)
  • Rated 0% by the ARA, indicating an anti-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
Mike Lee on Social Security
Republican Jr Senator: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Mike Lee on other issues.
  • Raise the retirement age to save Social Security. (Sep 2010)
  • $50 trillion in unfunded entitlements is unsustainable. (Jul 2010)

House:


Rob Bishop on Social Security
Republican Representative (UT-1): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Rob Bishop on other issues.
  • Rated 0% by the ARA, indicating an anti-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
Jim Matheson on Social Security
Democratic Representative (UT-2): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Jim Matheson on other issues.
  • Voted YES on raising 401(k) limits & making pension plans more portable. (May 2001)
  • Strengthen Trust Funds and take them off-budget. (May 2001)
  • Rated 30% by the ARA, indicating an anti-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
Chris Stewart on Social Security
Republican (District 2): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Chris Stewart on other issues.
  • Personal Savings Plans for workers under 55. (Nov 2012)
  • Supports personal retirement accounts. (Sep 2012)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Rocky Anderson on Social Security
Justice Party challenger for President: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Rocky Anderson on other issues.
  • Payroll tax is as regressive a tax as known to mankind. (Oct 2012)
  • Opposes privatizing Social Security. (Feb 2012)
Jon Huntsman on Social Security
Republican UT Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jon Huntsman on other issues.
  • Stop frightening Americans & fix the system. (Sep 2011)
Pete Ashdown on Social Security
Democratic challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Pete Ashdown on other issues.
  • Opposes using Social Security taxes for private accounts. (Sep 2006)
  • Increase premium caps and end payouts for wealthy. (Jan 2006)
  • Investing Soc.Sec. funds ok in 20s, but need stability later. (Jan 2006)
Jason Chaffetz on Social Security
2012 Senate Challenger; Republicam House member (UT-3): Click here for Jason Chaffetz on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Scott Howell on Social Security
2000 Democratic Challenger for Senate (UT): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Scott Howell on other issues.
  • Allow self-investing payroll tax in private accounts. (Nov 2000)
Dan Liljenquist on Social Security
Republican Primary Challenger (2012): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Dan Liljenquist on other issues.
  • Different deal for those who still have time to adjust. (May 2012)
Jason Chaffetz on Social Security
2012 Senate Challenger; Republicam House member (UT-3): Click here for Jason Chaffetz on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Mike Leavitt-Gov on Social Security
Former Republican Governor (1993-2003); Sec. HHS & EPA: Click here for Mike Leavitt-Gov on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Olene Walker on Social Security
Former Republican Governor (2003-2004): Click here for Olene Walker on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Merrill Cook on Social Security
2010 Republican challenger (lost primary): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Merrill Cook on other issues.
  • Voted YES on reducing tax payments on Social Security benefits. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted NO on strengthening the Social Security Lockbox. (May 1999)
Merrill Cook on Social Security
Former Republican (until 2001) (District 2): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Merrill Cook on other issues.
  • Voted YES on reducing tax payments on Social Security benefits. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted NO on strengthening the Social Security Lockbox. (May 1999)
Paul Van Dam on Social Security
2004 former Democratic challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Paul Van Dam on other issues.
  • Do not privatize or otherwise compromise Social Security. (Jul 2004)
Enid Waldholtz on Social Security
Republican Former (1994-) (District 2): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Enid Waldholtz on other issues.
  • Reduce taxes on Social Security earnings. (Sep 1994)
Robert Bennett on Social Security
Republican Jr Senator (UT): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Robert Bennett on other issues.
  • Voted YES on establishing reserve funds & pre-funding for Social Security. (Mar 2007)
  • 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 NO on deducting Social Security payments on income taxes. (May 1996)
  • Rated 0% by the ARA, indicating an anti-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
Sam Granato on Social Security
2010 Democratic challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Sam Granato on other issues.
  • Keep the retirement age but protect Social Security. (Sep 2010)
James Hansen on Social Security
Republican (District 1): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for James Hansen 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)
  • Reduce taxes on Social Security earnings. (Sep 1994)
Chris Cannon on Social Security
Republican Representative (UT-3): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Chris Cannon 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)
  • Rated 0% by the ARA, indicating an anti-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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