State of Utah Archives: on Social Security


Dan Liljenquist: Different deal for those who still have time to adjust

Social Security and Medicare are programs that must be reformed while honoring our commitments to those who have paid into the system for decades and who have planned their future around them. We must keep our promises to our seniors while creating a different deal for those who still have time to adjust.
Source: 2012 Senate campaign website, danforutah.com May 24, 2012

Mike Lee: Raise the retirement age to save Social Security

Granato and Lee disagreed about how to handle illegal immigration, gays in the military, radioactive waste disposal in Utah and how to save Social Security.

On Social Security, Lee said Americans must raise the retirement age to save it. Granato said Social Security must be protected, but without that step.

Source: Salt Lake Tribune coverage of 2010 Utah Senate debate Sep 17, 2010

Sam Granato: Keep the retirement age but protect Social Security

Granato and Lee disagreed about how to handle illegal immigration, gays in the military, radioactive waste disposal in Utah and how to save Social Security.

On Social Security, Lee said Americans must raise the retirement age to save it. Granato said Social Security must be protected, but without that step.

Source: Salt Lake Tribune coverage of 2010 Utah Senate debate Sep 17, 2010

Orrin Hatch: Preserve Social Security fund in “Lockbox” until needed

Among my biggest priorities is ensuring the solvency of Social Security. We need more than the bandaid approach that President Clinton has offered. We need sound reform to keep this program on a secure financial footing; and that is just what we had in mind recently when we passed the Social Security “Lockbox.” This measure sequesters all FICA funds not currently needed and preserves them intact until such time as they are necessary.
Source: Speech to the 12th Annual Utah Seniors Conference May 10, 1999

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2016 Presidential contenders on Social Security:
  Democrats:
Secy.Hillary Clinton(NY)
V.P.Joe Biden(DE)
Gov.Andrew Cuomo(NY)
Mayor Rahm Emanuel(IL)
Gov.Martin O`Malley(MD)

Republicans:
Amb.John Bolton(MD)
Gov.Jeb Bush(FL)
Dr.Ben Carson(MD)
Gov.Chris Christie(NJ)
Sen.Ted Cruz(TX)
Gov.Mike Huckabee(AR)
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)
Sen.Rick Santorum(PA)
2016 Third Party Candidates:
Mayor Michael Bloomberg(I-NYC)
Gov.Gary Johnson(L-NM)
Donald Trump(NY)
Gov.Jesse Ventura(I-MN)
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