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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?
Michael CumminsMichael Cummins ANSWER OPTION: I am in favor of privatizing Social Security.

Jim OberstarJim Oberstar ANSWER OPTION: I strongly opposed the reckless privatization plan for Social Security that President Bush proposed in 2005 and was pleased to see that this misguided plan failed to win support with the American people and Congress. We can save Social Security without privatization.