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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?
Michele M. BachmannMichele M. Bachmann ANSWER OPTION: Yes, I favor privatizing Social Security.

El TinklenbergEl Tinklenberg ANSWER OPTION: Social Security can be preserved without resorting to reckless privatization schemes by adjusting taxes and benefits in small steps and shoring up any temporary deficits with loans.