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Greg Gianforte on Social Security

 

 


Supports privatization; retirement isn't biblical

Social Security: Support full or partial Social Security privatization?

Gianforte: Has financially supported groups advocating for privatization. Also has said "the concept of retirement is not biblical."

Quist: No.

Wicks: Unclear

Source: CampusElect.org Issue Guide: 2018 Congress MT-AL election , Nov 1, 2018

Noah in the Bible was still working at age 600

In a talk at the Montana Bible College about how to find "godly purpose" in work, Gianforte explained why retirement isn't consistent with biblical teachings: "There's nothing in the Bible that talks about retirement. And yet it's been an accepted concept in our culture today," he said. "Nowhere does it say, 'Well, he was a good and faithful servant, so he went to the beach.' It doesn't say that anywhere."

"The example I think of is Noah," he continued. "How old was Noah when he built the ark? 600. He wasn't like, cashing Social Security checks, he wasn't hanging out, he was working. So, I think we have an obligation to work. The role we have in work may change over time, but the concept of retirement is not biblical."

[A supporter explained] that Gianforte was speaking "to the idea that we should all be good stewards of the unique gifts and talents we each have been given."

Source: HuffingtonPost.com on 2016 Montana gubernatorial race , Jun 10, 2015

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