State of Hawaii Archives: on Social Security


Charles Djou: Never renege on our promises & commitment to our seniors

The federal government has an obligation to honor the commitment it has made to our nation's citizens who have been paying into Social Security their whole life and are nearing retirement age. I have never and will never support reneging on our commitment to our seniors.

Social Security, Medicare and other entitlement programs need to be protected, not abused and exploited. Frequent borrowing from social security to pay for today's "priorities" has bankrupted the program.

We must keep the promises that have been made to our seniors. We cannot let Social Security go bankrupt. Social Security is sound for today's seniors and for those nearing retirement, but it needs to be fixed for our children. We must act soon, because every year that we wait to fix this problem we will burden future generations.

I support President Obama's suggested reforms for entitlements and believe this should be the basic foundation for fixing Social Security for the next generation.

Source: 2014 Hawaii gubernatorial campaign website, Djou.com Dec 20, 2013

Daniel Akaka: Social Security privatization is a risky investment scheme

I oppose Bush’s privatization proposal. It turns a guaranteed benefit into a risky investment scheme. Social Security has served as an important safety net for a long time, and I view the continuation of this program as a top priority. What’s happening now with the Bush administration privatizing the bill, privatization will not address Social Security-term fiscal challenges, which is a problem. And social security is something that we really need and need to continue to fund over the years.
Source: 2006 HI Senate Debate on PBS Hawaii Aug 31, 2006

Ed Case: Oppose Social Security privatization, lockbox the trust fund

Social Security will become insolvent inside of 10 years, meaning the revenues coming in from Social Security taxes will not be sufficient to cover the expenses going out. We’d be in pretty good shape if we’d only lockboxed the Social Security trust fund and not diverted all of those moneys into our general fund and spent it as part of that budget decline that I referenced earlier in my remarks. I have opposed his specific privatization proposal as I understand it.
Source: 2006 HI Senate Debate on PBS Hawaii Aug 31, 2006

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  Democrats:
Secy.Hillary Clinton(NY)
V.P.Joe Biden(DE)
Gov.Andrew Cuomo(NY)
Mayor Rahm Emanuel(IL)
Gov.Martin O`Malley(MD)

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Amb.John Bolton(MD)
Gov.Jeb Bush(FL)
Dr.Ben Carson(MD)
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Gov.Jon Huntsman(UT)
Gov.Bobby Jindal(LA)
Rep.Peter King(NY)
Gov.Sarah Palin(AK)
Sen.Rand Paul(KY)
Gov.Rick Perry(TX)
Sen.Rob Portman(OH)
Secy.Condi Rice(CA)
Sen.Marco Rubio(FL)
Rep.Paul Ryan(WI)
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Donald Trump(NY)
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