State of North Carolina secondary Archives: on Social Security

Thom Tillis: Keep the promises we've already made

Q: How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

A: Any reforms we make to Social Security need to keep the promises we've already made.

Source: AFA iVoterGuide on 2020 North Carolina Senate race Nov 3, 2020

Cal Cunningham: Endorsed by National Committee to Preserve Social Security

Cal will oppose any effort to cut Medicare benefits, and allow big insurance companies to impose what the AARP calls an "age tax" on older North Carolinians that could cost them thousands of dollars more. Cal will also do everything he can to stop the lawsuit pushed forward by Republicans that would dismantle the Affordable Care Act and its protections. Cal has been endorsed by the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare for his commitment to protecting these vital programs.
Source: 2020 North Carolina Senate endorsements on Jun 10, 2020

Al Pisano: No opinion on Social Security privatization

Q: Do you support or oppose the statement, "Privatize Social Security"?

A: N/A for governor's race

Source: OnTheIssues 2020 interview on North Carolina Governor race Apr 30, 2020

Deborah Ross: Government shouldn't cut nor privatize Social Security

Ross wants to expand and strengthen Social Security and Medicare. Ideas she stated included having wealthier people pay into the programs for a longer period of time, giving people better access to information and costs, and lowering prescription drug prices. What the government shouldn't do, she said, is cut the programs and privatize them. "[They] are the safety nets for our seniors," Ross said. "We absolutely have to stabilize them and make sure they're available for generations to come."
Source: Charlotte Observer on 2016 North Carolina Senate race Jun 13, 2016

Richard Hudson: Reform the system for those my age and younger

Q: Do you support allowing individuals to divert a portion of their Social Security taxes into personal retirement accounts?

A: First, we must ensure the stability of Social Security and not change anything for anyone who is already retired or near retirement age. Larry Kissell's policy on Social Security is to let it go bankrupt so everyone loses their benefits. I believe we need to reform the system for those my age and younger so we can save Social Security.

Source: North Carolina Congressional 2012 Political Courage Test Oct 30, 2012

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2020 Presidential contenders on Social Security:
  Democrats running for President:
Sen.Michael Bennet (D-CO)
V.P.Joe Biden (D-DE)
Mayor Mike Bloomberg (I-NYC)
Gov.Steve Bullock (D-MT)
Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D-IN)
Sen.Cory Booker (D-NJ)
Secy.Julian Castro (D-TX)
Gov.Lincoln Chafee (L-RI)
Rep.John Delaney (D-MD)
Rep.Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI)
Sen.Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)
Gov.Deval Patrick (D-MA)
Sen.Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
CEO Tom Steyer (D-CA)
Sen.Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)
Marianne Williamson (D-CA)
CEO Andrew Yang (D-NY)

2020 Third Party Candidates:
Rep.Justin Amash (L-MI)
CEO Don Blankenship (C-WV)
Gov.Lincoln Chafee (L-RI)
Howie Hawkins (G-NY)
Gov.Gary Johnson(L-NM)
Howard Schultz(I-WA)
Gov.Jesse Ventura (I-MN)
Republicans running for President:
Sen.Ted Cruz(R-TX)
Gov.Larry Hogan (R-MD)
Gov.John Kasich(R-OH)
V.P.Mike Pence(R-IN)
Gov.Mark Sanford (R-SC)
Pres.Donald Trump(R-NY)
Rep.Joe Walsh (R-IL)
Gov.Bill Weld(R-MA & L-NY)

2020 Withdrawn Democratic Candidates:
Sen.Stacey Abrams (D-GA)
Mayor Bill de Blasio (D-NYC)
Sen.Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)
Sen.Mike Gravel (D-AK)
Sen.Kamala Harris (D-CA)
Gov.John Hickenlooper (D-CO)
Gov.Jay Inslee (D-WA)
Mayor Wayne Messam (D-FL)
Rep.Seth Moulton (D-MA)
Rep.Beto O`Rourke (D-TX)
Rep.Tim Ryan (D-CA)
Adm.Joe Sestak (D-PA)
Rep.Eric Swalwell (D-CA)
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