Chris Pappas, Karoline Leavitt discuss Social Security in debate

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2022 Granite State Debate With NH 1st District Candidates: Social Security



ASK, AND WE’RE GETTING STARTED WITH JEAN MACKIN. OKAY. THANK YOU, ADAM. THE INFLATION AND ENERGY PRICES ARE A STRETCHING BUDGET OF GRANITE STATERS. AND FOR THOSE WHO ARE ALREADY ENTERING PENSION AGE, THEY ARE CONCERNED AFTER SEEING THEIR INVESTMENT LOSE VALUE. THAT MEANS THEY MAY HAVE TO RELY MORE ON SOCIAL SECURITY. Miss LEVITT, YOU SAY YOU ARE INTERESTED IN PRIVATIZING SOCIAL SECURITY NOT FOR PEOPLE WHO HAVE PAID INTO THE SYSTEM BUT IN THE FUTURE. EXACTLY WHAT WOULD THAT LOOK LIKE AND HOW WOULD YOU BE ISOLATED FROM THE MARKET DOWN AS WE SEE NOW? I HAVE CONSTANTLY COMMITTED TO PROTECT SOCIAL SECURITY FOR ALL RECEIVING THEIR BENEFITS AND ANY AMERICA CURRENTLY PAYING ON THE SYSTEM. HOWEVER, I WANT TO PRESERVE SOCIAL SECURITY FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS OF AMERICANS. PRIMARY SCHOOL AGE AMERICANS. MY NEWS, WHICH ARE EIGHT AND TWO YEARS OLD. THE TRUTH IS THAT THIS PROGRAM DOES NOT EXIST FOR THEM. AND SO I WANT TO LOOK FOR SUSTAINABLE PENSION SOLUTIONS AND ALL OPTIONS ARE IN TABLE. I WILL NOT CONTINUE TO IGNORE THIS PROBLEM LIKE MY OPPONENT CHRIS PAPPAS AND THE CARRIERS REPUBLICISTS IN WASHINGTON DC BUT I WILL REVIEW ALL SOLUTIONS TO PROTECT THOSE BENEFITS FOR OUR RETIERS AND SENIORS AND TO MAKE SURE THEM. AND CONGRESSMAN PAPPAS, THE TRUSTEES SOCIAL SECURITY BOARD SAYS RESERVES ARE PROTECTED, THAT WILL BE DEpleted BY 2037. AND AT THAT POINT, TAX REVENUES ARE EXPECTED TO PAY ONLY 76% OF BENEFITS. SO THE BENEFITS SHOULD GO EITHER THE PAYROLL TAX RATE OR COMBINATION. SO WHAT’S YOUR SOLUTION? AND CAN THE CONGRESS CONTINUE TO IGNORE THIS PROBLEM? FIRST, THANK YOU TO WMUR AND EVERYONE TAKEN UP TONIGHT. THANK YOU, CAROLINE, FOR BEING HERE. THIS IS SO AN IMPORTANT PROBLEM. I WAS JUST THIS WEEK WITH A PENSIONER BEGGING ME STOP THIS PLAN TO PRIVATE SOCIAL SECURITY. HER NAME WAS BRENDA. HER HUSBAND DIED ABOUT TEN YEARS AGO. SHE RELYNS ON SOCIAL SECURITY FOR HER PENSION INCOME. THIS IS PART OF THE AMERICAN BARGAIN. PEOPLE HAVE PAID FOR SOCIAL SECURITY AND THEY NEED TO KNOW IT WILL BE THERE WHEN THEY NEED IT TO HAVE A WORTHY PENSION. NOW KAROLINE LEAVITT HAS A DANGEROUS PLAN TO PRIVATE SOCIAL SECURITY, TO gamble ON THE STOCK MARKET. NEW HAMPSHIRE CAN’T SEE A PLAN. IT ALSO SUPPORTS INCREASING RETIREMENT AGE, TELLING PEOPLE IN NEW HAMPSHIRE WHO WORK HARD THAT YOU NEED TO WORK LONGER AND HARDER TO REACH RETIREMENT AND ENJOY THE BENEFITS YOU HAVE PAID. SO THIS IS ABOUT PROTECTING THE NEEDS OF SENIOR AND WORKING FAMILIES. WE NEED A TWO-PARTY STYLE LIKE WE HAVE IN THE PAST TO SUPPORT SOCIAL SAFETY. BUT I DO NOT SUPPORT ANY PLAN THAT PRIVATES IT. WAS IT ON THE SHOP OR REDUCED OR MEDIUM

2022 Granite State Debate With NH 1st District Candidates: Social Security

VIDEO: Rep. Chris Pappas and his challenger Karoline Leavitt discuss their plans for the present and future of Social Security.

VIDEO: Rep. Chris Pappas and his challenger Karoline Leavitt discuss their plans for the present and future of Social Security.

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