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Candidate Positions on Social Security

The following positions reflect those used for each candidate in the Select A Candidate survey. They come from the candidates; public statements, Web sites, and responses to Minnesota Public Radio questionnaires. In some cases, candidiates have failed to respond to inquiries, and their position is noted as "No known opinion."

Question: Do you favor privatizing Social Security to any degree
John KlineJohn Kline ANSWER OPTION: I am in favor of privatizing Social Security.
CANDIDATE'S POSITION: On November 27, 2006 the Pioneer Press reported that Rep. John Kline has a record of near-unanimous support for George Bush's unpopular domestic agenda, including privatizing Social Security and the Medicare prescription drug plan.

Steve SarviSteve Sarvi ANSWER OPTION: Privatization will not fix the program; it will destroy the program.
CANDIDATE'S POSITION: Privatization will not fix the program; it will destroy the program. Social Security is not meant to be an individual savings program; it is meant to benefit all by keeping people off the street in their time of need.