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Nick Carter on Social Security

Democratic Senate Challenger


Notch babies were a mistake; support Notch Reform

Q: Notch babies are those individuals who receive lower Social Security benefits because they were born in the years 1917 and immediately thereafter. Do you support Notch Reform?

A: Yes. If mistakes have been made that are causing an inequitable result in the distribution of Social Security benefits then we need to address that immediately.

Source: Senior Citizens League Guide to the 2008 US Senate Campaigns Oct 10, 2008

Base the Social Security COLA on the CPI-W

Q: We strongly believe that the Social Security cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) that seniors are currently receiving does not accurately reflect how they must spend their money. Do you support COLA Fairness, based on the consumer price index (CPI) for seniors?

A: Yes. The COLA should reflect the demographic it is meant to serve. It makes little sense to base the Social Security COLA on the CPI-W.

Source: Senior Citizens League Guide to the 2008 US Senate Campaigns Oct 10, 2008

Ensure attempts to privatize Social Security are thwarted

Q: Do you support Social Security Reform or Privatization?

A: The single greatest action we can take for comprehensive Social Security Reform is to ensure that attempts to privatize Social Security are thwarted. Social Security is a contract between the government and its citizens. Handing our most vital social safety net program over to private interests who seek to profit from it is a mistake. We can and will ensure the solvency of Social Security without privatization.

Source: Senior Citizens League Guide to the 2008 US Senate Campaigns Oct 10, 2008

Don't gamble by privatizing social security

Q: Do you support the statement, "Privatize social security"?

A: Do not support. We should not gamble with the most successful social program in history.

Source: Email interview on 2008 Senate race with OnTheIssues.org Sep 11, 2008

Other candidates on Social Security: Nick Carter on other issues:
WY Gubernatorial:
Dave Freudenthal
WY Senatorial:
Chris Rothfuss
John Barrasso
Michael Enzi


2008 Senate retirements:

Wayne Allard(R,CO)
Larry Craig(R,ID)
Pete Domenici(R,NM)
Chuck Hagel(R,NE)
Trent Lott(R,MS)
Craig Thomas(R,WY)
John Warner(R,VA)

Incoming Obama Administration:

Pres.Barack Obama
V.P.Joe Biden
State:Hillary Clinton
HHS:Tom Daschle
Staff:Rahm Emanuel
DHS:Janet Napolitano
DOC:Bill Richardson
DoD:Robert Gates
A.G.:Eric Holder
Treas.:Tim Geithner
Winners of 2008 Senate Races:
( * if new to the Senate)
AK:*Begich over Stevens
AL:Sessions
AR:Pryor
CO:*Udall
DE:Biden and Kaufman
GA:Chambliss v.Martin (Dec. 2 runoff)
IA:Harkin
ID:*Risch
IL:Durbin
KS:Roberts
KY:McConnell
LA:Landrieu
MA:Kerry
ME:Collins
MI:Levin
MN:Coleman v.Franken (recounting as of Dec.1)
MS4:Wicker
MS6:Cochran
MT:Baucus
NC:*Hagan over Dole
NE:*Johanns
NH:*Shaheen over Sununu
NJ:Lautenberg
NM:*Udall
OK:Inhofe
OR:*Merkley over Smith
RI:Reed
SC:Graham
SD:Johnson
TN:Alexander
TX:Cornyn
VA:*Warner
WV:Rockefeller
WY4:Barrasso
WY6:Enzi
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