Dr. Carson on Social Security

Dr. Carson on Social Security

2016 Presidential hopeful Dr. Ben Carson 2016 Presidential hopeful Dr. Ben Carson

August 24, 2015

NASHVILLE, Tenn (RFDTV) - During RFD-TV's RURAL TOWN HALL, members of the AARP were in attendance to converse with 2016 presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson. AARP volunteer Tony Vola, was eager to find out Dr. Carson's plans for social security.

"What is your plan to address social security’s financial shortfall," Volla asked, "and what place does it occupy on your personal to-do list, when you are president?" 

"Actually, it is an incredibly important place," said Dr. Carson. "One of the things we are going to have is change our GDP to debt-ratio and we need to change the long-term outlay of money that we need. For social security specifically, what I have proposed is that we give people the ability to opt-out of receiving social security in lieu of a tax credit in the same amount as the payment they would have gotten. That immediately takes the pressure off of social security because right now it is scheduled to go bankrupt in 2033."  

Watch Dr. Carson's complete answer in the video above and see how he addresses other issues important to rural Americans on RURAL TOWN HALL.

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