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Theresa Greenfield on Social Security

 

 


Don't raise retirement age; make wealthy pay fair share

Q: How do we keep Social Security solvent?

Greenfield: I am not supporting raising the retirement age and when it comes to additional taxes, I just want to make sure that the very wealthiest and the biggest corporations are paying their fair share.

Source: Iowa Public Television transcript of 2020 Iowa Senate debate , Sep 28, 2020

Opposes privatization of Social Security & Medicare

While politicians in Washington are talking about cutting Medicare and Social Security to pay for tax breaks for billionaires and special interests, Theresa believes that Social Security and Medicare are promises we must keep to our seniors. She opposes the privatization of both programs as they are crucial to the livelihoods of countless Iowans. Theresa will never let anyone lay a finger on them while she is in the Senate.
Source: 2020 Iowa Senate campaign website GreenfieldForIowa.com , Jun 2, 2020

Social Security personal, helped when husband died on job

Greenfield reminds voters that when husband Rodney Wirtjes, an electrical lineman, was electrocuted in June 1988, his union informed her about Social Security's survivors benefits for widows with small children. Greenfield's first son was 18 months old at the time and she was pregnant with her second child. "When it comes to Social Security, it's one of those fights that I'll carry in my heart," she said, sounding excited by the prospect of a brawl to protect the social insurance program.
Source: Huffington Post on 2020 Iowa Senate race , May 12, 2020

Credits Social Security with support after death of husband

Greenfield also spoke about her first husband's death on the job as a union electrician. She credits Social Security with supporting her and her two young children. Today, Greenfield is remarried, has four children, and she is the president of a small, family-owned commercial real estate company.
Source: Des Moines Register on 2020 Iowa Senate race , Jun 3, 2019

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