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Tue Sep 1, 2015, 11:41 AM

 

Which Democratic candidate can be MOST trusted to protect social security, seniors' needs?

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Whomever that candidate is, they have a chance to OWN the primary AND the general election.

We all know that senior citizens come out in numbers and most of us are hurting.

So, who wants to win the election?

Who is most likely to reach out and successfully connect with this demographic and be credible about it?

---Discuss.



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Reply Which Democratic candidate can be MOST trusted to protect social security, seniors' needs? (Original post)
HappyPlace Sep 2015 OP
DURHAM D Sep 2015 #1
Autumn Sep 2015 #2
CharlotteVale Sep 2015 #3
HappyPlace Sep 2015 #4
Vincardog Sep 2015 #5
mmonk Sep 2015 #6
HappyPlace Sep 2015 #7
elleng Sep 2015 #8
HappyPlace Sep 2015 #10
elleng Sep 2015 #11
sadoldgirl Sep 2015 #9
elleng Sep 2015 #12
seabeyond Sep 2015 #13
left-of-center2012 Sep 2015 #14

Response to HappyPlace (Original post)

Tue Sep 1, 2015, 11:42 AM

1. All of them except Webb. nt

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Response to HappyPlace (Original post)

Tue Sep 1, 2015, 11:43 AM

2. Bernie. eom

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Response to HappyPlace (Original post)

Tue Sep 1, 2015, 12:12 PM

3. Bernie is the only one I trust 100% on this. I'd trust

O'Malley more than Clinton.

Chafee is on record as wanting to privatize Social Security. I don't know why that doesn't get more attention. But then he might as well be invisible, thankfully.

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Response to CharlotteVale (Reply #3)

Tue Sep 1, 2015, 12:17 PM

4. I like O'Malley on this. Social Security has been the 3rd rail for decades.

 

Many, if not most, won't touch it, not in a substantial way.

I worry that most Dems will be willing to concede certain cuts: adding years before we can retire and letting years pass without a COLA increase.

It should, of course, be expanded and I'm wondering why we aren't talking about LOWERING the age of retirement to 62, letting younger people have access to more slots in the workplace.

It's not like the wealth isn't out there to cover such things, it's just in the wrong hands!



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Response to CharlotteVale (Reply #3)

Tue Sep 1, 2015, 12:17 PM

5. I feel the Bernie most

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Response to HappyPlace (Original post)

Tue Sep 1, 2015, 12:35 PM

6. Sanders or O'Malley most likely.

Everyone knows that at this point.

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Response to mmonk (Reply #6)

Tue Sep 1, 2015, 12:42 PM

7. I don't know that the point about running on that plank has been made.

 

Seriously, beyond who would best protect SS, think about how turnout might be effected, and the difference it might make in the GE.

I think what used to be kryptonite to a candidate could turn into titanium.

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Response to HappyPlace (Original post)

Tue Sep 1, 2015, 12:45 PM

8. O'Malley Leads in the Fight to Defend and Expand Social Security.

Our parents and grandparents should be able to retire in dignity—not poverty. Yet today in America, too many retirees are struggling to make ends meet. At the same time, the economic pressures on millions of families—from stagnant wages and high housing costs, to a lack of affordable childcare and skyrocketing college tuition—have resulted in meager, if any, retirement savings for tomorrow’s retirees.

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/08/28/1416187/-O-Malley-Bests-Bernie-in-the-Fight-Against-the-ReTrumplican-Agenda-to-Privatize-Social-Security

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Response to elleng (Reply #8)

Tue Sep 1, 2015, 12:53 PM

10. Thanks! I think they who leads on Social Security will own the day.

 

And it needs to not just be protected, it needs to be expanded!

O'Malley is really looking good lately, Ellen!

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Response to HappyPlace (Reply #10)

Tue Sep 1, 2015, 12:58 PM

11. You're welcome, HappyPlace

Yes, he is looking good, at least to those of us who LOOK!!!

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Response to HappyPlace (Original post)

Tue Sep 1, 2015, 12:50 PM

9. I would suggest the candidate who is

willing to raise the cap to a significant level
of income.

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Response to sadoldgirl (Reply #9)

Tue Sep 1, 2015, 12:58 PM

12. That's Martin O'Malley.

Our parents and grandparents should be able to retire in dignity—not poverty. Yet today in America, too many retirees are struggling to make ends meet. At the same time, the economic pressures on millions of families—from stagnant wages and high housing costs, to a lack of affordable childcare and skyrocketing college tuition—have resulted in meager, if any, retirement savings for tomorrow’s retirees.

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/08/28/1416187/-O-Malley-Bests-Bernie-in-the-Fight-Against-the-ReTrumplican-Agenda-to-Privatize-Social-Security

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Response to HappyPlace (Original post)

Tue Sep 1, 2015, 01:19 PM

13. omalley

 

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Response to HappyPlace (Original post)

Tue Sep 1, 2015, 03:00 PM

14. MOST trusted

Trust, now that's the kicker.

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