State of Nevada Archives: on Social Security


Jacky Rosen: Don't privatize Social Security or VA

Q: Support full or partial privatization of Social Security and/or VA?

Dean Heller (R): Position unclear.

Jacky Rosen (D): Opposes both.

Source: 2018 CampusElect.org Issue Guide on Nevada Senate race Oct 9, 2018

Jacky Rosen: Oppose extreme proposals like privatization or vouchers

Jacky Rosen will fight for every American to have a dignified retirement, and to protect Social Security and Medicare for those retiring today and generations to come. Jacky opposes extreme proposals like privatizing Social Security or turning Medicare into a voucher program. These programs are promises to our seniors, and she'll work to find solutions that allow us to keep that promise without cutting benefits or raising the retirement age.
Source: 2016 Nevada House campaign website RosenForNevada.com Nov 8, 2016

Ruben Kihuen: Fight any attempt to privatize or voucherize

We must protect and expand Social Security and Medicare to ensure a dignified retirement for our seniors. Republicans like Congressman Cresent Hardy continually attempt to privatize Social Security and voucherize Medicare, efforts that would destroy the retirement safety net we've created and paid into for decades. Republicans would leave our seniors retirement up to the whims of Wall Street. That is unacceptable.
Source: 2016 Nevada House campaign website RubenForCongress.com Nov 8, 2016

Harry Reid: What would have happened if Trust Fund were in stock market?

During the primary, she said Social Security and Medicare should be phased out and privatized. Now she only says she wants to personalize Social Security.

But Reid wouldn't let her off the hook: "Now she talks about, and has for years talked about, getting rid of Social Security. For years. Look what would have happened had we put this money in the stock market as was suggested by President Bush. This is an extreme idea, and it will destroy Social Security."

Source: NPR Morning Edition coverage of 2010 Nevada Senate debate Oct 15, 2010

Sharron Angle: Personalize Social Security; not privatize

During the primary, she said Social Security and Medicare should be phased out and privatized. Now she only says she wants to personalize Social Security.

But Reid wouldn't let her off the hook: "Now she talks about, and has for years talked about, getting rid of Social Security. For years. Look what would have happened had we put this money in the stock market as was suggested by President Bush. This is an extreme idea, and it will destroy Social Security."

Source: NPR Morning Edition coverage of 2010 Nevada Senate debate Oct 15, 2010

Tom Vilsack: If US govít were a business, balance sheet looks mismanaged

Q: What are your plans for insuring the finances of Social Security and Medicare?

A: Letís be up front about the magnitude of the problem. If the US government were a corporation and they had to report to the shareholders, and they had to list the unfunded liability of Social Security and Medicare, can you imagine what that would look like on the balance sheet? Well, Iíll tell you, the most conservative number is $39 trillion. This has been mismanaged for an extended period of time.

Source: 2007 AFSCME Democratic primary debate in Carson City Nevada Feb 21, 2007

Tom Vilsack: Index by prices instead of wages, to maintain stability

Q: What are your plans for insuring the finances of Social Security?

A: First and foremost, youíre going to have to take a look at the way in which Social Security is indexed. Currently, itís indexed based on wages and price. We can index it on price and still maintain the stability of Social Security and maintain the purchasing power of Social Security without necessarily jeopardizing the future of Social Security.

Source: 2007 AFSCME Democratic primary debate in Carson City Nevada Feb 21, 2007

John Ensign: Supports privatizing Social Security

Those in todayís workforce are tomorrowís retirees, and they deserve the opportunity to invest a portion of their Social Security payroll taxes in individual accounts.
Source: www.ensign4nevada.com Sep 27, 2000

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2020 Presidential contenders on Social Security:
  Democrats running for President:
Sen.Michael Bennet (D-CO)
V.P.Joe Biden (D-DE)
Mayor Mike Bloomberg (I-NYC)
Gov.Steve Bullock (D-MT)
Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D-IN)
Sen.Cory Booker (D-NJ)
Secy.Julian Castro (D-TX)
Gov.Lincoln Chafee (L-RI)
Rep.John Delaney (D-MD)
Rep.Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI)
Sen.Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)
Gov.Deval Patrick (D-MA)
Sen.Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
CEO Tom Steyer (D-CA)
Sen.Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)
Marianne Williamson (D-CA)
CEO Andrew Yang (D-NY)

2020 Third Party Candidates:
Rep.Justin Amash (L-MI)
CEO Don Blankenship (C-WV)
Gov.Lincoln Chafee (L-RI)
Howie Hawkins (G-NY)
Gov.Gary Johnson(L-NM)
Howard Schultz(I-WA)
Gov.Jesse Ventura (I-MN)
Republicans running for President:
Sen.Ted Cruz(R-TX)
Gov.Larry Hogan (R-MD)
Gov.John Kasich(R-OH)
V.P.Mike Pence(R-IN)
Gov.Mark Sanford (R-SC)
Pres.Donald Trump(R-NY)
Rep.Joe Walsh (R-IL)
Gov.Bill Weld(R-MA & L-NY)

2020 Withdrawn Democratic Candidates:
Sen.Stacey Abrams (D-GA)
Mayor Bill de Blasio (D-NYC)
Sen.Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)
Sen.Mike Gravel (D-AK)
Sen.Kamala Harris (D-CA)
Gov.John Hickenlooper (D-CO)
Gov.Jay Inslee (D-WA)
Mayor Wayne Messam (D-FL)
Rep.Seth Moulton (D-MA)
Rep.Beto O`Rourke (D-TX)
Rep.Tim Ryan (D-CA)
Adm.Joe Sestak (D-PA)
Rep.Eric Swalwell (D-CA)
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