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Terry Branstad on Social Security
Republican Governor: Click here for Terry Branstad on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Chet Culver on Social Security
Democrat: Click here for Chet Culver on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jack Hatch on Social Security
Democratic Challenger: Click here for Jack Hatch on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Tom Hoefling on Social Security
Republican Challenger : Click here for the full quote OR click here for Tom Hoefling on other issues.
  • Strongly supports privatization. (Jan 2014)

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Bruce Braley on Social Security
Democrat: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Bruce Braley on other issues.
  • Privatizing Social Security turns it over to Wall Street. (Oct 2014)
  • Protect Social Security from risky privatization. (Nov 2006)
  • Sponsored keeping CPI for benefits instead of lower "Chained CPI". (Apr 2013)
Doug Butzier on Social Security
Libertarian Senate challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Doug Butzier on other issues.
  • Privatize the Ponzi scheme in gradual and voluntary manner. (Sep 2014)
Sam Clovis on Social Security
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Sam Clovis on other issues.
  • Transition Social Security to a private structure. (Jan 2014)
Joni Ernst on Social Security
Republican Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Joni Ernst on other issues.
  • Open to privatizing Social Security, but honor promises. (Sep 2014)
  • Preserve and protect Social Security & Medicare. (Sep 2013)
Chuck Grassley on Social Security
Republican Sr Senator (IA): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Chuck Grassley on other issues.
  • Voted YES on establishing reserve funds & pre-funding for Social Security. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on Social Security Lockbox & limiting national debt. (Apr 1999)
  • Voted YES on allowing Roth IRAs for retirees. (May 1998)
  • Voted YES on allowing personal retirement accounts. (Apr 1998)
  • Voted YES on deducting Social Security payments on income taxes. (May 1996)
  • Rated 0% by the ARA, indicating an anti-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
Matthew Whitaker on Social Security
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Matthew Whitaker on other issues.
  • No hope that Social Security will be there for future. (Oct 2013)

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Leonard Boswell on Social Security
Democratic Representative (IA-3): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Leonard Boswell on other issues.
  • Voted YES on raising 401(k) limits & making pension plans more portable. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES 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)
  • Rated 80% by the ARA, indicating a pro-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
Steve King on Social Security
Republican Representative (IA-5): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Steve King on other issues.
  • Rated 10% by the ARA, indicating an anti-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
David Loebsack on Social Security
Democrat: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for David Loebsack on other issues.
  • I will never vote to privatize Social Security. (Nov 2006)
  • Increase FICA cap to $150,000. (Nov 2006)
  • Reject privatization; don't raise the retirement age. (Aug 2010)
  • Sponsored keeping CPI for benefits instead of lower "Chained CPI". (Apr 2013)
Pat Murphy on Social Security
Democrat (District 1): Click here for Pat Murphy on other issues.
    No stance on record.

Former candidates & officeholders:


Tom Vilsack on Social Security
Democratic IA Governor: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Tom Vilsack on other issues.
  • If US govít were a business, balance sheet looks mismanaged. (Feb 2007)
  • Index by prices instead of wages, to maintain stability. (Feb 2007)
  • Create Retirement Savings Accounts. (Aug 2000)
  • Maintain long-term solvency of Social Security and Medicare. (Aug 2001)
Tom Harkin on Social Security
Democratic Jr Senator (IA): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Tom Harkin on other issues.
  • Privatization failed before we had Social Security. (Aug 2008)
  • 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)
  • Rated 100% by the ARA, indicating a pro-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Reject privatization; don't raise the retirement age. (Aug 2010)
  • Keep CPI for benefits instead of lower "Chained CPI". (Apr 2013)
Bruce Braley on Social Security
Democrat: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Bruce Braley on other issues.
  • Privatizing Social Security turns it over to Wall Street. (Oct 2014)
  • Protect Social Security from risky privatization. (Nov 2006)
  • Sponsored keeping CPI for benefits instead of lower "Chained CPI". (Apr 2013)
Tom Latham on Social Security
Republican Representative (IA-4): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Tom Latham on other issues.
  • Voted YES on raising 401(k) limits & making pension plans more portable. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on reducing tax payments on Social Security benefits. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted NO on strengthening the Social Security Lockbox. (May 1999)
  • Rated 0% by the ARA, indicating an anti-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Reduce taxes on Social Security earnings. (Sep 1994)
Greg Ganske on Social Security
Former Republican Nominee (2002): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Greg Ganske on other issues.
  • Voted YES on raising 401(k) limits & making pension plans more portable. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on reducing tax payments on Social Security benefits. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted NO on strengthening the Social Security Lockbox. (May 1999)
  • Create personal retirement accounts within Social Security. (Jul 2000)
  • Reduce taxes on Social Security earnings. (Sep 1994)
  • Supports individual savings accounts and work incentives. (Sep 1998)
Jim Lightfoot on Social Security
Republican Former (1994-) (District 3): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jim Lightfoot on other issues.
  • Reduce taxes on Social Security earnings. (Sep 1994)
Daryl Northrop on Social Security
2004 former Green challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Daryl Northrop on other issues.
  • Apply Social Security tax to all earnings. (Oct 2004)
Art Small on Social Security
2004 former Democratic challenger; previously State Senator: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Art Small on other issues.
  • Keep defined benefit program. (Aug 2004)
Roxanne Conlin on Social Security
2010 Democratic Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Roxanne Conlin on other issues.
  • Defend Social Security instead of privatizing it. (Jul 2010)
  • Reject privatization; don't raise the retirement age. (Aug 2010)
George Eichhorn on Social Security
Republican Senate challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for George Eichhorn on other issues.
  • Allow younger workers to choose investment accounts. (May 2008)
Greg Ganske on Social Security
Republican (District 4): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Greg Ganske on other issues.
  • Voted YES on raising 401(k) limits & making pension plans more portable. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on reducing tax payments on Social Security benefits. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted NO on strengthening the Social Security Lockbox. (May 1999)
  • Create personal retirement accounts within Social Security. (Jul 2000)
  • Reduce taxes on Social Security earnings. (Sep 1994)
  • Supports individual savings accounts and work incentives. (Sep 1998)
Jim Leach on Social Security
Republican (District 1): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Jim Leach on other issues.
  • Voted YES on raising 401(k) limits & making pension plans more portable. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on reducing tax payments on Social Security benefits. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted NO on strengthening the Social Security Lockbox. (May 1999)
  • Rated 30% by the ARA, indicating an anti-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Reduce taxes on Social Security earnings. (Sep 1994)
  • Supports individual savings accounts and work incentives. (Sep 1998)
Jim Nussle on Social Security
Republican (District 2): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Jim Nussle on other issues.
  • Voted YES on raising 401(k) limits & making pension plans more portable. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on reducing tax payments on Social Security benefits. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted NO on strengthening the Social Security Lockbox. (May 1999)
  • Rated 0% by the ARA, indicating an anti-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Reduce taxes on Social Security earnings. (Sep 1994)
Steven Rathje on Social Security
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for Steven Rathje on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Christopher Reed on Social Security
Republican challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Christopher Reed on other issues.
  • Let younger workers opt out. (Aug 2008)
  • Honor promises, but chance to opt out of Social Security. (Jun 2008)
  • Honor promises, but chance to opt out of Social Security. (Jun 2008)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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