New Jersey Multi-Millionaire Greg Gianforte Wants to Privatize Social Security, Opposes Retirement

GOP candidate says concept of retirement "not biblical"

HELENA -- As Rob Quist travels across Montana to outline his strong support for Social Security and Medicare, here's a reminder that New Jersey multi-millionaire Greg Gianforte wants to privatize Social Security and even opposes the very idea of retirement.

Let's take a look:

Said Retirement was “Not Biblical” and that People Had an “Obligation to Work.”

Gianforte gained national attention for his comments demeaning seniors who are “cashing Social Security checks,” saying, "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.”

Funded Special Interests that Sought to Privatize Social Security and Raise Retirement Age:

Gianforte donated thousands of dollars to the Heritage Foundation, Americans for Prosperity and the Washington Policy Center that have called for privatizing Social Security and raising the retirement age.

Backed by D.C. Politicians Who are Pushing for Future Cuts to Social Security and Medicare:

Gianforte is taking money from the very D.C. politicians bent on cutting Social Security and Medicare.

"Once again, Greg Gianforte is proving how out of touch he is with the lives of working Montanans and retirees and will just be another voice for millionaires and billionaires like himself in Congress," said Kristen Cates, spokesperson for the Montana Democratic Party. "Montana needs a voice in the U.S. House who will make sure Montanans who work hard their entire lives can retire with dignity, and New Jersey Greg isn't it."


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