Loebsack Talks Social Security at Soapbox

Aug 15, 2016

Rep. Dave Loebsack of Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District says he wants to make sure Social Security remains intact for future generations. 

While stumping Monday at Des Moines Register’s soapbox, Loebsack, Iowa's only Democrat in Congress, told a crowd of about 70 people that after his father died, Social Security survivor benefits made it possible for him to attend college.

"There are some who are saying we've got to privatize it. 'We've got to turn that trust fund over to Wall Street, and to those investors.' Well folks, I don't think that's a good idea," Loebsack. 

Loebsack’s GOP challenger is Iowa City surgeon Christopher Peters. Peters says Loebsack has been in office too long. On Social Security, Peters says the program may not be sustainable.