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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?
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.