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John Walsh on Social Security

 

 


Consider privatization for new employees entering workforce

Turning the tables on a traditionally Democratic attack line, a new ad from Steve Daines accuses John Walsh of wanting to privatize Social Security. The Daines ad features a 67-year-old woman claiming that "Walsh also believes that privatizing Social Security should be on the table," a proposal she considers "just too risky." On screen, we see the quote, "Privatize Social Security, Walsh Says."

Here's the Q&A from April 17 that Daines refers to:

Reporter: Do you think there would ever be a circumstance where the privatization of Social Security would make sense?

Walsh: You know, I'd have to take a look at all the options--but not for those that are currently in Social Security right now. I can see, you know, maybe if there may be an option where they look at it for new employees coming into the workforce--that they may look at that--but it's not something that I'm going to support with those that are currently on the program or currently working in the program.

Source: FactCheck.org AdWatch on 2014 Montana Senate race , Apr 17, 2014

Fight to protect crucial benefits for Montana's seniors

Our seniors have spent their lifetimes working and paying into Social Security & Medicare. They deserve to have the benefits and services they have earned and are counting on in their retirements. I will fight to protect these crucial benefits against Washington special interests that seek to balance our budget on the backs of Montana's seniors.
Source: 2014 Senate campaign website, JohnWalsh2014.com, "Issues" , Feb 10, 2014

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