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Jack Dalrymple on Social Security
Republican Governor: Click here for Jack Dalrymple on other issues.
    No stance on record.

Senate:

ND 2012: 2012 North Dakota Senate Debates


Rick Berg on Social Security
Republican Challenger: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Rick Berg on other issues.
  • 2005: Supported Bush's privatization plan as state rep. (Sep 2012)
  • Against privatizing Social Security. (Mar 2012)
  • Don't privatize; don't raise the retirement age. (Nov 2010)
  • 2005: Supported Bush's privatization plan as state rep. (Mar 2005)
  • Opposes private retirement accounts. (Aug 2010)
Kent Conrad on Social Security
Democratic Sr Senator (ND): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Kent Conrad on other issues.
  • Voted NO on establishing reserve funds & pre-funding for Social Security. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on Social Security Lockbox & limiting national debt. (Apr 1999)
  • Voted NO on allowing Roth IRAs for retirees. (May 1998)
  • Voted NO on allowing personal retirement accounts. (Apr 1998)
  • Voted NO on deducting Social Security payments on income taxes. (May 1996)
  • Create Retirement Savings Accounts. (Aug 2000)
  • Rated 70% by the ARA, indicating a pro-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Require small businesses to allow automatic IRA deposits. (Mar 2008)
Heidi Heitkamp on Social Security
Democratic Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Heidi Heitkamp on other issues.
  • Balance budget with limited effect on Social Security. (May 2012)
  • Balance budget but not at expense of Social Security. (Apr 2012)
John Hoeven on Social Security
Republican Jr Senator; previously Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for John Hoeven on other issues.
  • Maintain long-term solvency of Social Security and Medicare. (Aug 2001)

House:


Kevin Cramer on Social Security
Republican (District 0): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Kevin Cramer on other issues.
  • Doing nothing is not an option; more private sector options. (Nov 2012)
  • Allow future workers to invest more of their own money. (Oct 2012)
  • Supports personal retirement accounts. (Sep 2012)

Former candidates & officeholders:


John Hoeven on Social Security
Republican Jr Senator; previously Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for John Hoeven on other issues.
  • Maintain long-term solvency of Social Security and Medicare. (Aug 2001)
Duane Sand on Social Security
2000 Republican Challenger for Senate (ND): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Duane Sand on other issues.
  • Raise retirement age; raise cap; apply means-testing. (Jan 2012)
Rick Berg on Social Security
Republican (Senate run 2012) (District AL): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Rick Berg on other issues.
  • 2005: Supported Bush's privatization plan as state rep. (Sep 2012)
  • Against privatizing Social Security. (Mar 2012)
  • Don't privatize; don't raise the retirement age. (Nov 2010)
  • 2005: Supported Bush's privatization plan as state rep. (Mar 2005)
  • Opposes private retirement accounts. (Aug 2010)
Edward Schafer on Social Security
Former Democratic Governor (1992-2000); Cabinet Sec'y (USDA): Click here for Edward Schafer on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Mike Liffrig on Social Security
2004 former Republican challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Mike Liffrig on other issues.
  • Invest payroll tax in self-managed private accounts. (Aug 2004)
Byron Dorgan on Social Security
Democratic Jr Senator (ND): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Byron Dorgan on other issues.
  • Voted NO on establishing reserve funds & pre-funding for Social Security. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on Social Security Lockbox & limiting national debt. (Apr 1999)
  • Voted NO on allowing Roth IRAs for retirees. (May 1998)
  • Voted NO on allowing personal retirement accounts. (Apr 1998)
  • Voted NO on deducting Social Security payments on income taxes. (May 1996)
  • Create Retirement Savings Accounts. (Aug 2000)
  • Rated 70% by the ARA, indicating a pro-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
Dwight Grotberg on Social Security
Republican Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Dwight Grotberg on other issues.
  • Allow investing portion of payroll tax in private accounts. (Oct 2006)
  • Revamp Social Security to help younger America. (Mar 2006)
Earl Pomeroy on Social Security
Democratic Representative (ND-At-Large): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Earl Pomeroy on other issues.
  • Voted YES on raising 401(k) limits & making pension plans more portable. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on reducing tax payments on Social Security benefits. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted YES on strengthening the Social Security Lockbox. (May 1999)
  • Strengthen Trust Funds and take them off-budget. (May 2001)
  • Reject proposals for private saving accounts. (May 2002)
  • Rated 80% by the ARA, indicating a pro-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • No severe changes; no privatization. (Feb 2010)
Tracy Potter on Social Security
2010 Democratic Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Tracy Potter on other issues.
  • Equalize payroll taxes by removing $106,800 cap. (Aug 2010)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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