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LAS VEGAS -- Social Security was the topic of competing campaign events for two Senate candidates.
As Senator Harry Reid held a rally touting his role with Social Security at Silverado High School, Sharron Angle opened up her North Las Vegas campaign office and spoke about the retirement program.
It comes down to completely different definitions of how much money is left in Social Security. Angle says it's broke and broken. Reid says it's Republican scare tactics to give public money to the stock market.
As Angle walked into her new North Las Vegas headquarters, she greeted volunteers and supporters. After raising more than $2 million in 40 days, Angle's new ads say she's out to save Social Security by protecting it from government raids.
But in the primary, she said that Medicare and Social Security needed to be phased out in favor of something privatized, saying, that it can't be fixed. 8 News NOW asked how is that not a flip flop.
"It is when we have a $2.5 trillion raid and pillaging going on and an empty trust fund and now we are upside down. As of last Friday, they said, (there was a) $41 billion shortfall in Social Security. $41 billion less going in than coming out. It's broken," she said.
Senator Reid counters during his rally. "They use scare tactics to frighten Americans young and old to believe that the program is teetering on the edge of bankruptcy. But that's just factually wrong," he said. "Whether you call it phasing out, privatizing, personalizing, these words are all code words for the same things, 'We're going to kill Social Security.'"
"When I said privatize, that's what I meant. That I thought we would just have to go to the private sector for a template on how this is supposed to be done. However, I've since been studying and Chile has done this," said Angle.
According to a report from the Century Foundation, Chile's private Social Security model created by military dictator Augusto Pinochet is a dangerous example. But Chile's former labor secretary says it is good because it gets everybody involved in free market capitalism.
But what about Angle's statement from the primary about withdrawing from the United Nations?
"The United Nations resides on our soil and costs us money. We are -- I don't see any place in the Constitution with those priorities about the United Nations. So when we start talking about cutting programs, 5-percent per year, I think the United Nations fits into that category, yes," she said.
Senator Reid's campaign responded to Angle's desire to pull the U.S. out of the U.N., stating, "Sharron Angle's extreme and dangerous agenda includes foreign policy ideas that even top Republicans say are crazy. Republican Senator Richard Lugar rejected Angle's ideas as 'very extreme views.'"
8 News NOW has asked the Angle campaign for time to ask her more questions about her foreign and domestic policy plans. A campaign spokesperson says 8 News NOW will be given the time to ask more questions, but that it could take some weeks to arrange an interview.