State of Tennessee Archives: on Social Security


Gordon Ball: No scare tactics: system is solvent for next 20 years

Too many politicians have been using scare tactics when it comes to Social Security. The problems in Social Security funding are serious, but they are fixable. Social Security is safe for at least the next 20 years, and if we act quickly, we can make modest changes that will keep the system solvent without cutting back on benefits. We need honesty and political will to move forward.

Social Security is a promise made to our seniors, and it would be a breach of trust not to mention poor economic policy to jeopardize this program with unnecessary cuts or risky privatization schemes.

As Senator, I'll fight for Tennessee's one million seniors to ensure that they receive the respect and care they deserve in their retirement.

Source: 2014 Tennessee Senate campaign website, GordonBallSenate.com Aug 7, 2014

Bill Haslam: TN named the best state in the country to retire in 2013

I don't think it's any accident that Tennessee was named the best state in the country to retire in 2013. And, while lowering the sales tax on food doesn't generate new revenue or investment, I think we can all agree that reducing the amount of taxes that all Tennesseans pay on their groceries was the right thing to do. Tennessee is America at its best because we employ one of the best tax strategies of all time--common sense.
Source: 2014 State of the State address to Tennessee legislature Feb 3, 2014

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  Republicans:
Gov.Jeb Bush(FL)
Dr.Ben Carson(MD)
Gov.Chris Christie(NJ)
Sen.Ted Cruz(TX)
Carly Fiorina(CA)
Gov.Jim Gilmore(VA)
Sen.Lindsey Graham(SC)
Gov.Mike Huckabee(AR)
Gov.Bobby Jindal(LA)
Gov.John Kasich(OH)
Gov.Sarah Palin(AK)
Gov.George Pataki(NY)
Sen.Rand Paul(KY)
Gov.Rick Perry(TX)
Sen.Rob Portman(OH)
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Sen.Rick Santorum(PA)
Donald Trump(NY)
Gov.Scott Walker(WI)
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Secy.Hillary Clinton(NY)
V.P.Joe Biden(DE)
Gov.Martin O`Malley(MD)
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Sen.Elizabeth Warren(MA)
Sen.Jim Webb(VA)

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