Hedrick Vows Fight Against Social Security Privatization

The following is a release from the Hedrick for Congress Campaign.

Calls Out Calvert for Voting to Implement Privatization Plan in Congress

Bill Hedrick

At campaign events in Norco and San Clemente with Democracy for America Chair Jim Dean on Thursday, Democratic congressional candidate Bill Hedrick pledged to fight any attempts to privatize Social Security and called on Congress to keep its “hands off” the successful program.

Hedrick, in a tight race with U.S. Rep. Ken Calvert (R-Corona) for California’s 44th Congressional District, also reiterated his opposition to raising the retirement age, cutting benefits to retirees and spending surplus Social Security funds.

“Social Security isn’t some sort of lab specimen for career politicians in Washington to experiment with,” Hedrick said. “My opponent voted to implement President Bush’s privatization plan, but I stand with the people in telling Congress and Ken Calvert to keep their hands off Social Security.”

Hedrick cited a vote Calvert cast to advance the implementation of a Social Security privatization plan developed by President Bush’s Social Security commission [HR 2590, Vote #273, 7/25/01]. The commission was criticized for being stacked with pro-privatization members and the plan was never implemented.

“When you’re Ken Calvert, profiting hundreds of thousands of dollars on land deals subsidized by taxpayer-funded earmarks, then of course you will never realize how important Social Security is to the nearly 90,000 people in our district who rely on it,” Hedrick said.

Bill Hedrick has dedicated 35 years to teaching our children and advocating for educators in our public schools. He currently serves on the Corona-Norco Unified School District Board of Education, overseeing the 8th largest school district in California, serving 53,000 students. Bill is the board’s longest serving member at 22 years and has served five terms as president. In 2008, he came within 3,100 votes of unseating Congressman Ken Calvert, making the 2010 rematch for California’s 44th Congressional District one of the most competitive in the state.

  3 comments for “Hedrick Vows Fight Against Social Security Privatization

  1. October 22, 2010 at 6:09 pm

    Bill Hedrick is confused.
    Bill says he is against “cutting benefits to retirees” on Social Security.
    Bill should know that S.S. payments were cut in May of 2010; (mine were cut by $111/month).
    Bill should know that seniors did not receive a Cost of Living Adjustment, COLA, in 2009, nor will they receive one in 2010 because Obama says there is no inflation.
    Bill should know that nothing is safe in a collapsing economy, not S.S., not public or private pensions, nothing is safe.
    The LaRouche Plan for economic recovery starts with Glass-Steagall. What’s Bill’s plan? What’s Ken Calvert’s plan?

  2. MM
    October 24, 2010 at 10:16 am

    @Robert Lauten
    I’m not sure how you can blame Hedrick for the cut in your benefits as he wasn’t even in Congress when it happened. I’m also confused as to why you would presumably vote for Calvert (or a Libertarian or an American Independent) given that your benefits are demonstrably at risk under conservative governance.

    Collapsing economy? Care to prove that, sir? If the economy is “collapsing” as you say, you have much more to fear than losing social security or pensions– you will be categorically unable to provide for yourself.

  3. October 27, 2010 at 6:49 pm

    Both Bill Hedrick AND Ken Calvert should come out NOW for Lyndon LaRouche’s call for the immediate invoking of the 25th Amendment, Section 4, of the US Constitution, specifically to remove that Nero Narcissistic personality Barack Obama from the Presidency by this weekend, BEFORE THE ELECTIONS, if they are serious about saving Social Security, etc…
    The Federal Reserve, is planning massive hyperinflationary continuing bailouts, estimated by Jan Hatzius, the chief economist of Goldman Sachs to be in the range of 4 TRILLION Dollars, at the FOMC meeting Nov. 2 and Nov 3, 2010.
    We need Glass Steagall Act as Bill Hedrick has rightly pointed out, immediately after Obama is sent packing.
    For more on the discussion to remove Obama via the 25th Amendment, consult http://www.larouchepac.com and http://www.newsflavor.com for first hand reports from inside the White House being leaked to the “Ulsterman,” blogger.

    I assure you these reports are true. The occupants of the White House are in a psychological meltdown RIGHT NOW. When the Democrats get shellacked in the election, this may drive the nut Obama over the top.
    Get him out now. Get Joe Biden IN NOW.
    Join the push for Biden for President in 2010!

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