State of North Carolina secondary Archives: on Social Security


Deborah Ross: Government shouldn't cut nor privatize Social Security

Ross wants to expand and strengthen Social Security and Medicare. Ideas she stated included having wealthier people pay into the programs for a longer period of time, giving people better access to information and costs, and lowering prescription drug prices. What the government shouldn't do, she said, is cut the programs and privatize them. "[They] are the safety nets for our seniors," Ross said. "We absolutely have to stabilize them and make sure they're available for generations to come."
Source: Charlotte Observer on 2016 North Carolina Senate race Jun 13, 2016

Richard Hudson: Reform the system for those my age and younger

Q: Do you support allowing individuals to divert a portion of their Social Security taxes into personal retirement accounts?

A: First, we must ensure the stability of Social Security and not change anything for anyone who is already retired or near retirement age. Larry Kissell's policy on Social Security is to let it go bankrupt so everyone loses their benefits. I believe we need to reform the system for those my age and younger so we can save Social Security.

Source: North Carolina Congressional 2012 Political Courage Test Oct 30, 2012

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2016 Presidential contenders on Social Security:
  Republicans:
Gov.Jeb Bush(FL)
Dr.Ben Carson(MD)
Gov.Chris Christie(NJ)
Sen.Ted Cruz(TX)
Carly Fiorina(CA)
Gov.Jim Gilmore(VA)
Sen.Lindsey Graham(SC)
Gov.Mike Huckabee(AR)
Gov.Bobby Jindal(LA)
Gov.John Kasich(OH)
Gov.Sarah Palin(AK)
Gov.George Pataki(NY)
Sen.Rand Paul(KY)
Gov.Rick Perry(TX)
Sen.Rob Portman(OH)
Sen.Marco Rubio(FL)
Sen.Rick Santorum(PA)
Donald Trump(NY)
Gov.Scott Walker(WI)
Democrats:
Gov.Lincoln Chafee(RI)
Secy.Hillary Clinton(NY)
V.P.Joe Biden(DE)
Gov.Martin O`Malley(MD)
Sen.Bernie Sanders(VT)
Sen.Elizabeth Warren(MA)
Sen.Jim Webb(VA)

2016 Third Party Candidates:
Gov.Gary Johnson(L-NM)
Roseanne Barr(PF-HI)
Robert Steele(L-NY)
Dr.Jill Stein(G,MA)
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