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Dave Heineman on Social Security
Republican NE Governor: Click here for Dave Heineman on other issues.
    No stance on record.

Senate:

NE 2014: 2014 NE Senate debate


Deb Fischer on Social Security
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Deb Fischer on other issues.
  • Raise retirement age & limit benefits. (Sep 2012)
  • Don't change benefits for people over the age of 40. (Sep 2012)
  • System is unsustainable and must be reformed. (Aug 2012)
  • Look at means testing & higher retirement age. (May 2012)
Ben Nelson on Social Security
Democratic Sr Senator (NE): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Ben Nelson on other issues.
  • Opposes privatizing Social Security. (Sep 2000)
  • Voted NO on establishing reserve funds & pre-funding for Social Security. (Mar 2007)
  • Create Retirement Savings Accounts. (Aug 2000)
  • Rated 40% by the ARA, indicating a mixed record on senior issues. (Dec 2003)
Shane Osborn on Social Security
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for Shane Osborn on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Ben Sasse on Social Security
Republican Challenger: Click here for Ben Sasse on other issues.
    No stance on record.

House:


Jeff Fortenberry on Social Security
Republican Representative (NE-1): Click here for Jeff Fortenberry on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Adrian Smith on Social Security
Republican: Click here for Adrian Smith on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Lee Terry on Social Security
Republican Representative (NE-2): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Lee Terry 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)
  • Rated 0% by the ARA, indicating an anti-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Mike Johanns on Social Security
Secretary of Agriculture; previously Republican NE Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Mike Johanns on other issues.
  • Honor our commitment on Social Security. (Jun 2008)
  • Maintain long-term solvency of Social Security and Medicare. (Aug 2001)
Jon Bruning on Social Security
Former Republican Primary Challenger (2012): Click here for Jon Bruning on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Pat Flynn on Social Security
Former Republican Primary Challenger (2012): Click here for Pat Flynn on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Mike Johanns on Social Security
Secretary of Agriculture; previously Republican NE Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Mike Johanns on other issues.
  • Honor our commitment on Social Security. (Jun 2008)
  • Maintain long-term solvency of Social Security and Medicare. (Aug 2001)
Bob Kerrey on Social Security
Democratic Challenger (previously Senator): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Bob Kerrey on other issues.
  • Raise payroll cap & raise retirement age to 69. (Sep 2012)
  • We must keep our commitments & do right for the future. (Sep 2012)
  • Entitlements are $60 trillion liability; must do something. (Sep 2012)
  • Raise retirement age & income cap. (Aug 2012)
  • Kid Save: $1,000 nest egg savings account to every newborn. (May 2002)
  • 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)
Don Stenberg on Social Security
Republican Senate challenger (NE): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Don Stenberg on other issues.
  • Supports privatizing Social Security. (Sep 2000)
Doug Bereuter on Social Security
Republican (Until 2004) (District 1): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Doug Bereuter 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)
Jon Christensen on Social Security
Republican Former (1994-) (District 2): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jon Christensen on other issues.
  • Reduce taxes on Social Security earnings. (Sep 1994)
Jim Exon on Social Security
Democratic Senator (Former): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jim Exon on other issues.
  • Voted NO on deducting Social Security payments on income taxes. (May 1996)
Charlie Matulka on Social Security
2002 Democratic Senate Challenger (NE): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Charlie Matulka on other issues.
  • Stop raiding the Trust Funds. (Apr 2002)
Bill Barrett on Social Security
Republican (District 3): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Bill Barrett on other issues.
  • Voted YES on reducing tax payments on Social Security benefits. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted NO on strengthening the Social Security Lockbox. (May 1999)
  • Reduce taxes on Social Security earnings. (Sep 1994)
Chuck Hagel on Social Security
Republican Sr Senator (NE): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Chuck Hagel on other issues.
  • Do not alter government workers’ pension plans. (Mar 2007)
  • 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)
  • Rated 22% by the ARA, indicating an anti-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
Scott Kleeb on Social Security
Democratic Challenger: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Scott Kleeb on other issues.
  • Supports COLA reform and Notch reform. (Oct 2008)
  • Privatization only serves Wall Street, not Main Street. (Oct 2008)
  • Strengthen, not privatize, Social Security. (Aug 2008)
  • Don’t divert payroll taxes to private accounts. (Oct 2006)
Steven Larrick on Social Security
Green Senate Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Steven Larrick on other issues.
  • Supports COLA reform and Notch reform. (Oct 2008)
  • Raise upper limit of taxable income, for long-term solvency. (Oct 2008)
  • Increase Social Security tax on higher income individuals. (Jun 2008)
Tom Osborne on Social Security
Republican (District 3): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Tom Osborne on other issues.
  • Voted YES on raising 401(k) limits & making pension plans more portable. (May 2001)
  • Rated 10% by the ARA, indicating an anti-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
Tony Raimondo on Social Security
Democratic Senate challenger: Click here for Tony Raimondo on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Peter Ricketts on Social Security
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Peter Ricketts on other issues.
  • Personal accounts are protected from Congress. (Feb 2006)
David Kramer on Social Security
Republican challenger, state party chair (lost May primary): Click here for the full quote OR click here for David Kramer on other issues.
  • Social Security shouldn’t be people’s sole retirement plan. (Jan 2006)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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