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Roseanne Barr on Social Security
Peace and Freedom Party nominee for President
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  • Oppose privatizing Social Security. (Sep 2012)
Joe Biden on Social Security
Vice President; previously Democratic Senator (DE)
Click here for 8 full quotes by Joe Biden OR click here for Joe Biden on other issues.
  • Where would elderly be now if funds were in stock market? (Oct 2012)
  • Raise the $97,500 cap, but donít raise retirement age. (Sep 2007)
  • Prevent senior fraud by educating seniors about caution. (Nov 2002)
  • Voted NO on Social Security Lockbox & limiting national debt. (Apr 1999)
  • Voted YES on allowing Roth IRAs for retirees. (May 1998)
  • Voted NO on allowing personal retirement accounts. (Apr 1998)
  • Voted YES on deducting Social Security payments on income taxes. (May 1996)
  • Rated 89% by the ARA, indicating a pro-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
Jeb Bush on Social Security
Republican FL Governor; V.P. prospect
Click here for 6 full quotes by Jeb Bush OR click here for Jeb Bush on other issues.
  • Push back the retirement age to 68 or 70. (May 2015)
  • Wrong to scare seniors about not protecting Social Security. (Oct 2010)
  • Privatization became administration's fundamental philosophy. (Dec 2009)
  • Social service benefits via private & faith-based companies. (Dec 2009)
  • 1994 opponent falsely accused Jeb of cutting Social Security. (Oct 2006)
  • Maintain long-term solvency of Social Security and Medicare. (Aug 2001)
Ben Carson on Social Security
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    No stance on record.
Lincoln Chafee on Social Security
Independent RI Governor; previously Republican Senator (1999-2007)
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  • Donít put Soc. Sec. benefits at risk. (Sep 2006)
  • Supports privatizing Social Security. (Sep 2000)
  • Rated 30% by the ARA, indicating an anti-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Supports individual savings accounts and work incentives. (Sep 1998)
Hillary Clinton on Social Security
Secretary of State; previously Democratic Senator (NY)
Click here for 19 full quotes by Hillary Clinton OR click here for Hillary Clinton on other issues.
  • Privatization off the table; but maybe payroll cap increase. (Aug 2014)
  • No lifting cap on payroll tax; that taxes middle class. (Apr 2008)
  • Bipartisan commission, like in 1983, to address crisis. (Apr 2008)
  • FactCheck: No, teachers & police wonít pay if cap over $102K. (Apr 2008)
  • FactCheck: Yes, removing $97,500 cap affects middle-class. (Nov 2007)
  • Have a bipartisan commission on Social Security and its tax. (Oct 2007)
  • 1997: Hillary warned against privatizing Social Security. (Oct 2007)
  • $1000 matching tax credit for first $1000 in 401(k) deposit. (Oct 2007)
  • Solvent until 2055 under Bill Clinton; now has lost 14 years. (Sep 2007)
  • Nothing else on table until fiscal responsibility returns. (Sep 2007)
  • Make sure nobody ever tries to privatize Social Security. (Aug 2007)
  • Soc.Sec. one of greatest inventions in American democracy. (Oct 2006)
  • Social Security protects families, not just retirees. (Feb 1999)
  • All should join the debate now to preserve future solvency. (Feb 1999)
  • Respect unique power of government to meet social needs. (Sep 1996)
  • Elderly poor are hit hardest by delays in COLA increases. (Jun 1994)
  • Voted NO on establishing reserve funds & pre-funding for Social Security. (Mar 2007)
  • Create Retirement Savings Accounts. (Aug 2000)
  • Rated 100% by the ARA, indicating a pro-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
Ted Cruz on Social Security
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  • Raise retirement age; cap increases to inflation rate. (Aug 2012)
  • Transition younger workers into personal savings system. (Jun 2012)
  • Rated 0% by ARA, indicating a pro-privatization stance. (Jan 2013)
Carly Fiorina on Social Security
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    No stance on record.
Jim Gilmore on Social Security
Senate challenger 2008; previously Republican Governor (VA)
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  • Cap entitlements & create a culture of independence. (May 2007)
  • Praises Bush leadership on Social Security reform. (Jul 2000)
  • Maintain long-term solvency of Social Security and Medicare. (Aug 2001)
Lindsey Graham on Social Security
Republican Sr Senator; previously Representative (SC-3)
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  • Half of seniors would be in poverty without Soc.Sec. check. (Aug 2015)
  • 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)
  • Rated 9% by ARA, indicating a pro-privatization stance. (Jan 2013)
  • Reduce taxes on Social Security earnings. (Sep 1994)
Mike Huckabee on Social Security
Former Republican AR Governor; possible draft candidate
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  • Feds reached into your pocket for 51 years. (Aug 2015)
  • Consider raising retirement age for new workers. (May 2015)
  • Will try to fix Social Security with FairTax. (Jan 2008)
  • Personalization of retirement funds, not privatization. (Oct 2007)
  • Personal retirement accounts allow investing in oneís future. (Sep 2007)
  • Replace payroll tax & fund Social Security with FairTax. (Sep 2007)
  • No Congressional pensions; give them same deal as citizens. (Nov 1992)
  • Maintain long-term solvency of Social Security and Medicare. (Aug 2001)
  • Maintain federal funding of Social Services Block Grants. (Sep 1999)
Bobby Jindal on Social Security
Republican Governor; previously Representative (LA-1)
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    No stance on record.
Gary Johnson on Social Security
Libertarian presidential nominee; former Republican NM Governor
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  • Raise the retirement age to 70 or 72. (Aug 2012)
  • A portion of Social Security ought to be privatized. (Aug 2012)
  • Replace the payroll tax with FairTax. (Feb 2012)
  • Raise the retirement age; plus means testing. (Aug 2011)
  • Reform all entitlements, including Social Security. (Jul 2011)
  • Open to personal accounts for Social Security. (Jul 2011)
  • Change escalator from wage-based to inflation-based. (May 2011)
  • Maintain long-term solvency of Social Security and Medicare. (Aug 2001)
John Kasich on Social Security
Republican Governor; previously Representative (OH-12); 2000 candidate for President
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  • More 18-year-olds believe in UFOs than in getting Soc.Sec. (May 2006)
  • Personal Retirement Savings Accounts invest 2% privately. (May 1999)
  • Voted YES on reducing tax payments on Social Security benefits. (Jul 2000)
  • Reduce taxes on Social Security earnings. (Sep 1994)
Peter King on Social Security
Rep./Ind./Cons./Right-To-Life Representative (NY-3)
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  • Strong supporter of preserving Social Security. (Sep 2013)
  • 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)
  • Reduce taxes on Social Security earnings. (Sep 1994)
Martin O`Malley on Social Security
Democrat
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  • Repeal income tax on retired veterans; & later all retirees. (Feb 2015)
  • Create Retirement Savings Accounts. (Aug 2000)
Barack Obama on Social Security
Democratic incumbent President; IL Senator (2004-2008)
Click here for 22 full quotes by Barack Obama OR click here for Barack Obama on other issues.
  • MyRA: new savings bond for retirement. (Jan 2014)
  • No new promises we can't keep; but keep promises we've made. (Feb 2013)
  • Entitlements don't make us takers; they free us to take risk. (Jan 2013)
  • Tweak Social Security like Reagan did, but keep entitlements. (Oct 2012)
  • OpEd: Eliminating FICA ceiling means rich won't spend. (Apr 2010)
  • Good health care and tax reform will save entitlements. (Oct 2008)
  • 2007: Raise income cap to avoid future shortfall. (Aug 2008)
  • What do we do with the losers of privatizing? (Jul 2008)
  • Raise cap on payroll tax for 3% of earners over $102,000. (Apr 2008)
  • Raise $97K cap on payroll tax exempting earnings under $250K. (Apr 2008)
  • Must capture new revenue; no new Social Security Commission. (Apr 2008)
  • Stop any efforts to privatize Social Security. (Feb 2008)
  • FactCheck: Removing $97,500 cap would be $1.3T tax increase. (Nov 2007)
  • Cutting benefits & raising retirement age are wrong answers. (Nov 2007)
  • The wealthy should pay a bit more on the payroll tax. (Oct 2007)
  • Privatization puts retirement at whim of stock market. (Sep 2007)
  • Stop any efforts to privatize Social Security. (Aug 2007)
  • No privatization; but consider earning cap over $97,500. (Jul 2007)
  • Stock market risk is ok, but not for Social Security. (Oct 2006)
  • Raise the cap on the payroll tax on wealthy individuals. (Jan 2006)
  • $2000 tax credit for Working Families Savings Accounts. (Jul 2004)
  • Voted NO on establishing reserve funds & pre-funding for Social Security. (Mar 2007)
Sarah Palin on Social Security
Republican Governor (AK); 2008 nominee for Vice President
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  • Sacrifice now to keep system for the future. (Oct 2010)
  • Fund the Seniors Longevity Bonus Program. (Nov 2006)
  • Home-based assistance more cost-effective than institutions. (Nov 2006)
George Pataki on Social Security
Republican NY Governor
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  • Maintain long-term solvency of Social Security and Medicare. (Aug 2001)
  • Supports individual savings accounts and work incentives. (Sep 1998)
Rand Paul on Social Security
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  • Raise retirement age to save program for younger generation. (Apr 2015)
  • Raise the retirement age to deal with Baby Boomers. (Feb 2011)
  • Raise retirement age gradually; allow opting out. (Feb 2011)
  • I've never challenged constitutionality of Social Security. (Oct 2010)
  • Raise the retirement age for people under age 55. (Oct 2010)
  • Social Security is a Ponzi scheme. (Aug 2010)
  • Supports private retirement accounts. (Aug 2010)
  • Rated 17% by ARA, indicating a mixed record on senior issues. (Jan 2013)
Rick Perry on Social Security
Republican Governor (TX)
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  • Personal accounts for younger workers. (Jun 2015)
  • Pledge to older workers; transform program for younger ones. (Nov 2011)
  • Solemn oath to people approaching Social Security age. (Sep 2011)
  • Let state employees opt out of Social Security. (Sep 2011)
  • Slam-dunk guarantee to preserve Social Security for elders. (Sep 2011)
  • Social Security was unconstitutional, but don't take it away. (Sep 2011)
  • We need conversation about Social Security run by states. (Sep 2011)
  • It's a monstrous lie that young people will get benefits. (Sep 2011)
  • Cannot keep the Social Security status quo. (Sep 2011)
  • FactCheck: Softened "fraud" rhetoric in current campaign. (Sep 2011)
  • We are fed up with system teetering on bankruptcy. (Nov 2010)
  • New Deal inventions violently toss aside federalism. (Nov 2010)
  • Trust Fund is an unsustainable Ponzi scheme. (Nov 2010)
  • Maintain long-term solvency of Social Security and Medicare. (Aug 2001)
Marco Rubio on Social Security
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  • Benefits have to be less generous to save Social Security. (Jun 2012)
  • Raise retirement age for those now under 55. (Apr 2010)
  • Tough choices include raising retirement age & reducing COLA. (Mar 2010)
  • Hard choices for people under 40, to avoid runaway growth. (Mar 2010)
  • Keep raising the retirement age on the table. (Mar 2010)
  • Keep cost-of-living adjustment on the table. (Mar 2010)
  • Rated 7% by ARA, indicating a pro-privatization stance. (Jan 2013)
Bernie Sanders on Social Security
Socialist Jr Senator; previously Representative (VT-At-Large)
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  • Strengthen the social safety net, instead of weakening it. (Mar 2015)
  • We must strengthen the social safety net, not weaken it. (Jan 2015)
  • Despite GOP rhetoric, Social Security is NOT going bankrupt. (Sep 2006)
  • It's regressive to increase taxable Social Security income. (Jun 1997)
  • Voted NO on establishing reserve funds & pre-funding for Social Security. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO 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)
  • Changing Social Security disproportionately affects women. (May 2001)
  • Reject proposals for private saving accounts. (May 2002)
  • Rated 100% by the ARA, indicating a pro-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Reject privatization; don't raise the retirement age. (Aug 2010)
  • Sponsored keeping CPI for benefits instead of lower "Chained CPI". (Apr 2013)
  • Rated 100% by ARA, indicating a pro-Trust Fund stance. (Jan 2013)
Rick Santorum on Social Security
Republican Jr Senator (PA); 2012 presidential frontrunner
Click here for 16 full quotes by Rick Santorum OR click here for Rick Santorum on other issues.
  • 401(k) approach would provide better benefits. (Apr 2014)
  • Increase eligibility age for Medicare & Social Security. (Apr 2014)
  • Means testing: reduce benefits for wealthy seniors. (Jan 2012)
  • 1994: Proposed raising retirement age, despite unpopularity. (Sep 2011)
  • Supports privatization if voluntary. (Sep 2006)
  • Switched from raising retirement age to personal accounts. (Sep 2006)
  • Guaranteed benefit if over 50; personal account if younger. (Sep 2006)
  • No privatization; but voluntary personal retirement accounts. (Sep 2003)
  • Raise retirement age? Maybe. Private investment? Yes. (May 2000)
  • Social Security needs reform sooner rather than later. (May 2000)
  • Let's grow the pie using private market system. (Apr 1998)
  • 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 10% by the ARA, indicating an anti-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
Jill Stein on Social Security
Green Party presidential nominee; Former Challenger for MA Governor
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  • System perfectly solvent when rich pay their fair share. (Oct 2012)
  • Social Security is not in crisis; and it's not a handout. (Dec 2011)
Donald Trump on Social Security
2000 Reform Primary Challenger for President
Click here for 6 full quotes by Donald Trump OR click here for Donald Trump on other issues.
  • Cannot change Medicare or Soc.Sec. and still win elections. (Mar 2013)
  • Social Security isn't an "entitlement"; it's honoring a deal. (Dec 2011)
  • Disability Racket: $25B in fraudulent disability filings. (Dec 2011)
  • Pay off debt; put $3T interest savings into Trust Fund. (Jul 2000)
  • Let people invest their own retirement funds. (Jul 2000)
  • No government investment of retirement funds. (Jul 2000)
Scott Walker on Social Security
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  • Increase public employee pension payments to 5%. (Feb 2011)
James Webb on Social Security
Democratic Sr Senator
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  • Opposes using Social Security taxes for private accounts. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted NO on establishing reserve funds & pre-funding for Social Security. (Mar 2007)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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