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Candidate Positions on Social Security

Read the full responses from candidates below. “Answer option” is the choice given in the quiz, and “Candidate’s position” shows the candidate’s response to MPR News.

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.