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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?
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.