State of Georgia Archives: on Social Security

Vernon Jones: Reform & improve Social Security as we know it today

Our Social Security system needs to be completely reviewed and revised; a “quick fix” will not come overnight. To fix Social Security there needs to be: In summary, the Social Security system is broken. We must stop the knee jerk political reactions/solution that have swirled around this issue for the last ten years. Members of Congress should be required to join Social Security. As your Senator, I will devote whatever time is necessary in order to improve Social Security as we know it today.
Source: 2008 Senate campaign website, Jul 11, 2008

Vernon Jones: Fight hard as the Dickens for our seniors

I have a track record of working with seniors and making sure they have access to Medicaid and Medicare. I would [as a senator] make sure they don’t have to choose between buying food and prescription medicine. Our seniors have worked hard all their lives and nobody’s there for them. I’ll fight hard as the Dickens for our seniors.
Source: Georgia 2008 Democratic Senate Primary Debate Jun 30, 2008

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2012 Presidential contenders on Social Security:
Pres.Barack Obama(IL)
V.P.Joe Biden(DE)

Gov.Mitt Romney(MA)
Rep.Paul Ryan(WI)
Third Parties:
Green: Dr.Jill Stein(MA)
Libertarian: Gov.Gary Johnson(NM)
Justice: Mayor Rocky Anderson(UT)
Constitution: Rep.Virgil Goode(VA)
Peace+Freedom: Roseanne Barr(HI)
Reform Party: André Barnett(NY)
AmericansElect: Gov.Buddy Roemer(LA)
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