ANSWER OPTION: Yes, I think we should allow workers to invest a portion of their payroll tax in private accounts that they manage themselves.
CANDIDATE'S POSITION: According to a VoteSmart.org Political Courage Test. (More Info)
ANSWER OPTION: This is not a gamble I am willing to take, and I oppose all attempts to privatize Social Security.
CANDIDATE'S POSITION: Social Security is one of the most successful social programs in the history of our nation -- providing security for millions of Americans for over seventy years. Recently, there have been proposals from the White House to radically transform Social Security from a guaranteed benefit into a private investment scheme. The President has been relentless in misleading the American people about Social Security's future with exaggerated rhetoric describing a "crisis" that does not exist to advance his agenda. (More Info)