John Hoeven on Social Security

Last Updated : Jul 19, 2010


Governor Hoeven has yet to establish a position on social security. In 2005, when the Bush Administration was attempting to privatize a portion of social security, Governor Hoeven refused to take a position stating that he had an "open mind."


2005 Privatization

In 2005, the Bush Administration was advocating for a partial privatization of social security in an effort to keep the system solvent. Governor Hoeven did not state his position on privatization of social security at the time stating that he had an "open mind." He did however avoid a speech that a member of the Bush administration gave in North Dakota at the time. The article below was written at around the time that members of the Bush administration were traveling to promote his social security legislation.

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