State of Arkansas secondary Archives: on Social Security

Nathan LaFrance: Phase out social security program; save for own retirement

Q: Do you support or oppose privatizing Social Security?

A: Neutral: I will work to phase out the social security program and cut taxes so Americans can save for their own retirements.

Source: Email interview on 2014 AR Senate race with OnTheIssues Sep 24, 2014

Mark Swaney: Opposes privatizing Social Security

Q: Do you support or oppose privatizing Social Security?

A: I do not support privatizing social security--to do so means the subtraction of profits from the Social Security system, which will inevitably mean higher Social Security taxes, and increased working years before full retirement.

Source: E-mail interview on 2014 AR Senate race with Aug 20, 2014

Frank Gilbert: Let citizens invest in anything other than a Ponzi scheme

Q: Do you support or oppose the statement, "Privatize Social Security "?

A: Support. If we continue taking money from citizens for their retirement, it would be good to let the citizens invest it in anything other than a Ponzi scheme.

Source: Email interview for 2014 AR Governor's race with OnTheIssues Aug 6, 2014

Mike Huckabee: No Congressional pensions; give them same deal as citizens

It is imperative that Congress learn that they have not been elected to be “princes of privilege”, but servants of the people. Congressional pensions should be eliminated altogether. Congressmen should be subject to the Social Security system and to the same kind of Independent Retirement Accounts that other Americans have to experience. There are people in this nation who have worked 45 years and will earn a fraction of what the incumbent will receive after 18 years of Federal service as a Senator.
Source: Associated Press Questionnaire for AR Senate Debate Nov 1, 1992

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