State of Idaho Archives: on Social Security


Nels Mitchell: The greatest generation earned their retirement security

My parents were part of America's "greatest generation." I know how hard they--and millions like them--worked to achieve the American dream. Seniors should have the resources and independence to enjoy the quality of life we as Idahoans and Americans enjoy. Unlike my opponent, I will not waver in my support for Medicare and Social Security benefits.
Source: 2014 Idaho Senate campaign website, NelsMitchellForIdaho.com Jul 1, 2014

Tom Sullivan: Against privatizing; but reduce regulations

Q: Do you support privatizing elements of Social Security?

A: No.

Q:Do you support reducing government regulations on the private sector?

A: No.

Q: Do you support increasing the federal minimum wage?

A: Yes.

Q: Do you support the ability of workers to unionize?

A: Yes.

Q: Do you support federal funding for job-training programs that retrain displaced workers?

A: Yes.

Source: Idaho Congressional 2010 Political Courage Test Sep 9, 2010

Jim Risch: Reform Social Security without privatization

Risch says we need to reform Social Security, but says he does not believe in privatization and will not vote to cut benefits.
Source: 2008 Idaho Senate Debate reported in Boise Weekly City Desk Oct 9, 2008

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Amb.John Bolton(MD)
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Dr.Ben Carson(MD)
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