2011 OnTheIssues interview with Jill Stein: on Social Security

Social Security is not in crisis; and it's not a handout

Q: How do you feel about privatizing Social Security?

A: Social Security needs to be protected. People have put into Social Security--it is not an entitlement program in that sense. It is not a free lunch, not a government handout--it's a return on what people have put into it. It's critical to elders--their resources are being drained. Debt among elders is skyrocketing--we can hardly afford to trim back Social Security as would happen in a privatized system. We would challenge the very notion that Social Security is in crisis mode warranting messing with its foundations. It's not in crisis at all.

Q: Do you support raising the cap on Social Security deductions, above the current limit of $106,000?

A: The cap could be lifted to ensure that Social Security should be solvent m without question forever.

Source: 2011 OnTheIssues interview with Jill Stein Dec 21, 2011

  • The above quotations are from 2011 OnTheIssues interview with Green Party candidate for President, Dr. Jill Stein, M.D..
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2012 Presidential contenders on Social Security:
Rep.Newt Gingrich(GA)
Rep.Ron Paul(TX)
Gov.Mitt Romney(MA)
Sen.Rick Santorum(PA)
Pres.Barack Obama(IL)
V.P.Joe Biden(DE)
Third Parties:
Green: Gov.Gary Johnson(NM)
AmericansElect: Gov.Buddy Roemer(LA)
>Libertarian: Jill Stein(MA)
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