“Mr. Young is not being forthright with Iowa Seniors, but his fundraising with Congressman Ryan speaks loud and clear: he is in lockstep with the plan to cut senior benefits while giving handouts to millionaires and billionaires.” said Jan Laue, President of the Iowa Alliance for Retired Americans. She added. “It’s unsettling to seniors that Mr. Young’s positions on Medicare and Social Security seem to change depending on the audience, but Iowa seniors deserve to know where he stands.”
Young has repeatedly expressed support for putting cuts to programs like Social Security and Medicare “on the table” and praised Ryan’s plan that would convert Medicare into a voucher program that would raise costs to Iowa Seniors.
“It sickens me that after decades of paying into Social Security and Medicare David Young and Republicans think it’s fair to cut our benefits while giving tax breaks to millionaires and corporations who ship jobs overseas,” said local senior Joyce Hendrix. She added, “I am voting for Staci Appel to protect my own benefits, but I’m also voting for Staci so that my grandkids have have the same promise of retirement community.”
Young: Spending Cuts To Social Security Should Be On The Table. “On issues, Young said he opposes the 2010 federal health care reform law and would like to see it repealed. He also wants to reduce the complexity of the tax codes and said spending cuts can be found, adding that even entitlement programs such as Social Security have to be on the table.” [Sioux City Journal, 10/8/13]
Young Said to Fix Entitlements “You have to Put Everything on the Table.” In 2014, Young said “You know you really need to get at this by hitting entitlements and that’s the third rail, the sacred cow that nobody wants to talk about, but you have to […] Well first of all you have to put everything on the table and that’s where you start. You put retirement age, taxes, benefits, means testing and that’s where you start.” [WHOtv, 3:08, 2/16/14]
Young Embraced Republican Budget, Saying it was a “Good Thing.” In 2014, at fundraiser with Congressman Paul Ryan, Young said the Ryan Budget “moves the ball down the field […] and that’s a good thing.” [Associated Press, 4/11/14]