Questions for Candidates

Each candidate and representative is asked to fill out the questionnaire below. It is designed to provide the reader with a better understanding of the person's view and a better feel for how the candidate or representative will respond to future issues.The candidates can answer the questions in an email or using their facebook login on this site. The responses to this questionnaire are shown under the appropriate issue. The candidate can answer as many or as few of the questions as they desire. If you would like a candidate or representative answer these questions, email them.

Social Security

The State of Social Security
What is your viewpoint on the current state of social security? How long can the system remain solvent?
Privatization
Do you support or oppose allowing some people to place a portion or all of the money that is taken in social security into a private account?
Means Testing
Means testing is a method of making Social Security solvent by removing benefits for those who have the means to provide for themselves. Do you support or oppose this method? If you support it, how would such a system be constructed?
Retirement Age
Do you support raising the retirement age to help make Social Security solvent? What age should it be raised to?
Raising the Cap
People do not pay into social security for income above around $110,000 a year. This is done because they will not recieve benefits on anything above that amount. Would you support or oppose raising that amount or removing it to help make Social Security solvent?
Your Plan
If you had complete autonomy, how would you address Social Security?
Tax Break
Do you support or oppose the 2% tax reduction to social security and why or why not?