State of Oregon secondary Archives: on Social Security


Monica Wehby: Put entitlements on a path to being financially secure

Our seniors spent their entire lives paying into those systems and Monica will oppose any change to the benefits that have already been promised to seniors who are at or near retirement. However, these programs are on track to become insolvent, leaving the next generation of seniors to face the possibility that they will face serious cuts to their benefits. In order to make sure that doesn't happen, we need to enact legislation that puts them on a path to being financially secure.
Source: 2014 Ore. Senate campaign website, www.MonicaForOregon.com Mar 18, 2014

Gordon Harold Smith: People should prepare for retirement in addition to Soc.Sec.

Merkley said he’s opposed to Smith’s plan to privatize Social Security, which he said would have been a dangerous move with the falling stock market.

Smith said that as senator he has done more to help encourage Americans to save more as a way to better prepare for retirement and add to the benefits received under Social Security. He took issue with Merkley for suggesting he wanted to do away with Social Security. “In war and the Merkley campaign, the truth is the first casualty,” he said.

Source: 2008 Oregon Senate Debate, in Southern Ore. Mail Tribune Oct 14, 2008

Jeff Merkley: Privatization would melt away retirement in stock crash

Merkley said he’s opposed to Smith’s plan to privatize Social Security, which he said would have been a dangerous move considering how hard retirement funds have been hit by the falling stock market. “It would have melted away the way Wall Street has melted away,” he said.

Smith said he encourages Americans to save more as a way to better prepare for retirement and add to the benefits received under Social Security. He took issue with Merkley for suggesting he wanted to do away with Social Security

Source: 2008 Oregon Senate Debate, in Southern Ore. Mail Tribune Oct 14, 2008

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