Kerrey in Action

Photos Copyright 1998 Eric M. Appleman/Democracy in Action.  All rights reserved.

July 9, 1998--Sen. Kerrey talks with a College Democrat from North Carolina after speaking to the College Democrats during their convention in Washington, DC.     
March 6, 1998--Sen. Kerrey, a member of the National Bipartisan Commission on the Future of Medicare, listens to Sen. Rockefeller during the commission's first meeting in the Longworth House Office Building. During the meeting, Kerrey outlined some stark figures, noting for example that the ratio of discretionary to mandatory spending in the federal budget has gone from 70:30 in 1963 to 32:68 in 1998. He spoke of turning the "entitlement society" back into an "endowment society."    
Sept. 17, 1997. Sen. Kerrey pauses after delivering the luncheon speech and taking questions at the National Press Club. He proposed cutting the Social Security payroll tax by two percentage points, with families to invest the difference for their retirements. Further, Kerrey called for a $1,000 investment account for every child born in America, and for expanded acces to the $500 per child tax credit. The changes would give "every American a chance to own a piece of their country," he said.