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OH 2012: 2012 Ohio Senate Debates


Sherrod Brown on Social Security
Democratic Sr Senator; previously Representative (OH-13): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Sherrod Brown on other issues.
  • Don't raise retirement age; system has been reliable. (Oct 2012)
  • Privatizing undermines Social Security’s finances. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted NO on establishing reserve funds & pre-funding for Social Security. (Mar 2007)
  • 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)
  • Reject proposals for private saving accounts. (May 2002)
  • Rated 100% by the ARA, indicating a pro-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Reject privatization; don't raise the retirement age. (Aug 2010)
  • Sponsored keeping CPI for benefits instead of lower "Chained CPI". (Apr 2013)
Josh Mandel on Social Security
Republican Nominee: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Josh Mandel on other issues.
  • Raise retirement age, but not for Baby Boomers or older. (Oct 2012)
  • Transition younger workers into personal savings system. (Jun 2012)
Rob Portman on Social Security
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (OH-2): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Rob Portman on other issues.
  • Bush's proposal was sound, but I'm not for privatization. (Oct 2010)
  • 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)
  • Supported pension reform and tax credits for long-term care. (Jul 1999)

House:


Joyce Beatty on Social Security
Democrat (District 3): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Joyce Beatty on other issues.
  • Advocate for full funding of Social Security. (Nov 2012)
  • Opposes personal retirement accounts. (Sep 2012)
  • Sponsored keeping CPI for benefits instead of lower "Chained CPI". (Apr 2013)
John Boccieri on Social Security
Democratic challenger (District 16): Click here for the full quote OR click here for John Boccieri on other issues.
  • Reject privatization; don't raise the retirement age. (Aug 2010)
John Boehner on Social Security
Republican Representative (OH-8): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for John Boehner 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)
Steve Chabot on Social Security
Republican Representative (OH-1): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Steve Chabot 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)
  • Invest surplus Trust Fund in market certificates. (Jan 2003)
  • Rated 11% by the ARA, indicating an anti-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Reduce taxes on Social Security earnings. (Sep 1994)
Marcia Fudge on Social Security
Democrat (District 11): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Marcia Fudge on other issues.
  • Reject privatization; don't raise the retirement age. (Aug 2010)
  • Exclude Medicare and Social Security from deficit reduction. (Aug 2011)
  • Sponsored keeping CPI for benefits instead of lower "Chained CPI". (Apr 2013)
Bob Gibbs on Social Security
Republican (District 7): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bob Gibbs on other issues.
  • Don't privatize; don't raise the retirement age. (Nov 2010)
Bill Johnson on Social Security
Republican (District 6): Click here for Bill Johnson on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jim Jordan on Social Security
Republican: Click here for Jim Jordan on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Dave Joyce on Social Security
Republican (District 14): Click here for Dave Joyce on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Marcy Kaptur on Social Security
Democratic Representative (OH-9): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Marcy Kaptur 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)
  • Changing Social Security disproportionately affects women. (May 2001)
  • Rated 100% by the ARA, indicating a pro-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • No severe changes; no privatization. (Feb 2010)
  • Reject privatization; don't raise the retirement age. (Aug 2010)
  • Sponsored keeping CPI for benefits instead of lower "Chained CPI". (Apr 2013)
  • Supported pension reform and tax credits for long-term care. (Jul 1999)
Steven LaTourette on Social Security
Republican Representative (OH-14): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Steven LaTourette 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 11% 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)
Bob Latta on Social Security
Republican: Click here for Bob Latta on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jim Renacci on Social Security
Republican (District 16): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Jim Renacci on other issues.
  • Don't privatize; don't raise taxes. (Nov 2010)
  • Supports privatizing Social Security. (Nov 2010)
Tim Ryan on Social Security
Democratic Representative (OH-17): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Tim Ryan on other issues.
  • Rated 90% by the ARA, indicating a pro-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Sponsored keeping CPI for benefits instead of lower "Chained CPI". (Apr 2013)
Steve Stivers on Social Security
Republican (District 15): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Steve Stivers on other issues.
  • Don't privatize; don't raise the retirement age. (Nov 2010)
  • Opposes privatizing Social Security. (Nov 2010)
Betty Sutton on Social Security
Democrat: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Betty Sutton on other issues.
  • Reject privatization; don't raise the retirement age. (Aug 2010)
  • by NCPSSM indicating a pro-Social Security stance. (Jul 2012)
Pat Tiberi on Social Security
Republican Representative (OH-12): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Pat Tiberi on other issues.
  • Voted YES on raising 401(k) limits & making pension plans more portable. (May 2001)
  • Rated 0% by the ARA, indicating an anti-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
Mike Turner on Social Security
Republican Representative (OH-3): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Mike Turner on other issues.
  • Rated 0% by the ARA, indicating an anti-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
Brad Wenstrup on Social Security
Republican (District 2): Click here for Brad Wenstrup on other issues.
    No stance on record.

Former candidates & officeholders:


John Kasich on Social Security
Republican Governor; previously Representative (OH-12); 2000 candidate for President: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for John Kasich on other issues.
  • More 18-year-olds believe in UFOs than in getting Soc.Sec. (May 2006)
  • Personal Retirement Savings Accounts invest 2% privately. (May 1999)
  • Voted YES on reducing tax payments on Social Security benefits. (Jul 2000)
  • Reduce taxes on Social Security earnings. (Sep 1994)
Ted Strickland on Social Security
Democratic Governor; previously Representative (OH-6): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Ted Strickland 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)
  • Changing Social Security disproportionately affects women. (May 2001)
  • Reject proposals for private saving accounts. (May 2002)
  • Rated 100% by the ARA, indicating a pro-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
Bob Taft on Social Security
Republican OH Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bob Taft on other issues.
  • Maintain long-term solvency of Social Security and Medicare. (Aug 2001)
Kevin Coughlin on Social Security
Former Republican Senate Primary Challenger (2012): Click here for Kevin Coughlin on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Michael Pryce on Social Security
Republican Challenger (lost 2012 primary): Click here for Michael Pryce on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Steve Austria on Social Security
Republican (Retiring 2012) (District 7): Click here for Steve Austria on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Dennis Kucinich on Social Security
Democratic Representative (OH-10): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Dennis Kucinich on other issues.
  • Raise the cap to protect Social Security. (Sep 2007)
  • Strengthen protections for private pensions. (Sep 2007)
  • Privatization is off the table-I’ll block it. (Sep 2003)
  • Return retirement age to 65-we’re solid thru 2041. (Sep 2003)
  • Restore retirement age to 65. (Aug 2003)
  • Safe retirement is part of American Dream. (Aug 2003)
  • Double standard between employers & employees must end. (Aug 2003)
  • Stop privatization and return retirement age to 65. (May 2003)
  • Voted NO 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)
  • Changing Social Security disproportionately affects women. (May 2001)
  • Reject proposals for private saving accounts. (May 2002)
  • Rated 100% by the ARA, indicating a pro-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Reject privatization; don't raise the retirement age. (Aug 2010)
  • Exclude Medicare and Social Security from deficit reduction. (Aug 2011)
Jean Schmidt on Social Security
Republican Representative (OH-2): Click here for Jean Schmidt on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Frank Cremeans on Social Security
Republican Former (1994-) (District 6): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Frank Cremeans on other issues.
  • Reduce taxes on Social Security earnings. (Sep 1994)
Mike DeWine on Social Security
Former Republican Senator (lost re-election, 2006): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Mike DeWine on other issues.
  • 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)
Eric Fingerhut on Social Security
2004 former Democratic challenger; previously US Rep: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Eric Fingerhut on other issues.
  • Lockbox to stop the raids of the Social Security surplus. (Aug 2004)
  • Guarantee long-term viability of Social Security. (Aug 2004)
Paul Gillmor on Social Security
Republican (Deceased 2007) (District 5): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Paul Gillmor 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)
  • Supports individual savings accounts and work incentives. (Sep 1998)
John Glenn on Social Security
Democratic Senator (Former): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for John Glenn on other issues.
  • 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)
Tony Hall on Social Security
Democrat (until 2002) (District 3): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Tony Hall 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)
Martin Hoke on Social Security
Republican Former (1994-) (District 10): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Martin Hoke on other issues.
  • Reduce taxes on Social Security earnings. (Sep 1994)
Jennifer Brunner on Social Security
2010 Dem. Senate Challenger; currently Secretary of State: Click here for Jennifer Brunner on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Eric Deaton on Social Security
2010 Constitution Party challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Eric Deaton on other issues.
  • Privatize & eventually end Social Security altogether. (Mar 2010)
Steven Driehaus on Social Security
Democrat (until 2010) (District 1): Click here for Steven Driehaus on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Lee Fisher on Social Security
2010 Democratic Senate Challenger; currently Lt. Gov.: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Lee Fisher on other issues.
  • No benefit cuts; don't raise retirement age. (Oct 2010)
  • Strengthen, preserve and protect Social Security. (Dec 2009)
  • Reject privatization; don't raise the retirement age. (Aug 2010)
Paul Hackett on Social Security
Democratic challenger: Click here for Paul Hackett on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Dave Hobson on Social Security
Republican Representative (OH-7): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Dave Hobson 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)
  • Supports individual savings accounts and work incentives. (Sep 1998)
Stephanie Tubbs Jones on Social Security
Democratic Representative (OH-11): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Stephanie Tubbs Jones 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)
  • Changing Social Security disproportionately affects women. (May 2001)
  • Rated 100% by the ARA, indicating a pro-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Supported pension reform and tax credits for long-term care. (Jul 1999)
John Kasich on Social Security
Republican Governor; previously Representative (OH-12); 2000 candidate for President: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for John Kasich on other issues.
  • More 18-year-olds believe in UFOs than in getting Soc.Sec. (May 2006)
  • Personal Retirement Savings Accounts invest 2% privately. (May 1999)
  • Voted YES on reducing tax payments on Social Security benefits. (Jul 2000)
  • Reduce taxes on Social Security earnings. (Sep 1994)
Mary Jo Kilroy on Social Security
Democrat (until 2010) (District 15): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Mary Jo Kilroy on other issues.
  • No severe changes; no privatization. (Feb 2010)
  • Reject privatization; don't raise the retirement age. (Aug 2010)
Michael Oxley on Social Security
Republican (District 4): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Michael Oxley 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)
Ralph Regula on Social Security
Republican Representative (OH-16): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Ralph Regula 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)
  • Supports individual savings accounts and work incentives. (Sep 1998)
Tom Sawyer on Social Security
Democrat (District 14): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Tom Sawyer 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)
Zack Space on Social Security
Democrat: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Zack Space on other issues.
  • Strengthen Trust Funds and take them off-budget. (May 2001)
Louis Stokes on Social Security
Democrat (retired 1998) (District 21): Click here for Louis Stokes on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jim Traficant on Social Security
Democrat (District 17): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Jim Traficant 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)
George Voinovich on Social Security
Republican Sr Senator (OH): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for George Voinovich on other issues.
  • Voted NO on establishing reserve funds & pre-funding for Social Security. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on using the Social Security Surplus to fund tax reductions. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted YES on Social Security Lockbox & limiting national debt. (Apr 1999)
  • Rated 0% by the ARA, indicating an anti-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
Charlie Wilson on Social Security
Democrat: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Charlie Wilson on other issues.
  • Strengthen Trust Funds and take them off-budget. (May 2001)
Sherrod Brown on Social Security
Democratic Sr Senator; previously Representative (OH-13): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Sherrod Brown on other issues.
  • Don't raise retirement age; system has been reliable. (Oct 2012)
  • Privatizing undermines Social Security’s finances. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted NO on establishing reserve funds & pre-funding for Social Security. (Mar 2007)
  • 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)
  • Reject proposals for private saving accounts. (May 2002)
  • Rated 100% by the ARA, indicating a pro-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Reject privatization; don't raise the retirement age. (Aug 2010)
  • Sponsored keeping CPI for benefits instead of lower "Chained CPI". (Apr 2013)
Bob Ney on Social Security
Republican Representative (OH-18): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Bob Ney 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)
  • Invest surplus Trust Fund in market certificates. (Jan 2003)
  • Rated 0% by the ARA, indicating an anti-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Reduce taxes on Social Security earnings. (Sep 1994)
Rob Portman on Social Security
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (OH-2): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Rob Portman on other issues.
  • Bush's proposal was sound, but I'm not for privatization. (Oct 2010)
  • 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)
  • Supported pension reform and tax credits for long-term care. (Jul 1999)
Deborah Pryce on Social Security
Republican Representative (OH-15): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Deborah Pryce 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)
  • Supports individual savings accounts and work incentives. (Sep 1998)
  • Supported pension reform and tax credits for long-term care. (Jul 1999)
Ted Strickland on Social Security
Democratic Governor; previously Representative (OH-6): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Ted Strickland 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)
  • Changing Social Security disproportionately affects women. (May 2001)
  • Reject proposals for private saving accounts. (May 2002)
  • Rated 100% by the ARA, indicating a pro-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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