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Dave Domina on Social Security

 

 


It's not an entitlement; and it shouldn't be privatized

Q: How would you protect Social Security for today's seniors and strengthen it for future generations?

A: Domina said Social Security's earning cap is too low. He said Social Security should not be called an "entitlement" and the program should not be cut or privatized. "It is a promise that was made to the people of the United States," Domina said. "It was earned by many who count on it. It must be protected."

Source: AARP Voter Guide on 2014 Nebraska Senate race , Aug 31, 2014

Keep promises made to the elderly

Nebraska's U.S. Senate candidates promised to offer strongly divergent views of the federal government during the five months leading up to the November election. And they began by addressing gay marriage, the federal health care law and other issues.

It was the first official meeting since the primary election between Democrat Dave Domina and Republican Ben Sasse. The forum at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln was held in front of high school juniors attending American Legion Cornhusker Boys and Girls State.

Domina, a lawyer, said his campaign will focus on keeping promises made to veterans, the elderly and others through programs such as Social Security, Medicare and veterans' benefits plans. "We have sharp differences, Mr. Sasse and I, on each and every one of those points," Domina said.

Sasse, the president of Midland University, said politicians have overpromised, and it's time to talk about how those promises "fundamentally didn't add up."

Source: Omaha World-Herald on 2014 Nebraska Senate debate , Jun 2, 2014

Defend current retirement age, COLAs, and benefits

A Nation gives its word by passing a law, and allows its people to make choices [based on that law]. This is the essence of democracy. Social Security taxes collected to finance retirement, Medicare taxes financed to pay for health care during retirement, Veterans benefits earned by time served, are all examples. These are essential government services exchanged for payments to the Government's program. Once the Nation's word is given and people act on that word, the Government cannot pull the rug out from under its own People.

I support, and defend the Social Security System, current COLAs, delivery of promised benefits, and oppose raising the qualification age on terms that would be harmful to innocent victims who are members of demographic groups for whom there is no expectation of increased longevity like that enjoyed by persons of substantial means, and primarily Caucasians. My opponent takes the opposite view.

Source: 2014 Neb. Senate campaign website, DaveDomina.com , May 15, 2014

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