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George Allen on Social Security

Republican Jr Senator (VA)


Only supports reforms that do not adversely affect benefits

Using Social Security taxes for private accounts
AARPOpposes
George AllenNo response
Jim WebbOpposes
Q: Will you support or oppose using Social Security taxes to fund private accounts?

A: My goal is to increase and expand safe retirement opportunities for working men and women. I am committed to preserving and protecting Social Security to ensure its solvency for future generations. In the past, I have sponsored legislation to repeal the 1993 tax increase on Social Security benefits and eliminate the Government Pension Offset and Windfall elimination. Also, I support a Social Security "lock box." I will only support plans to reform Social Security if they do not adversely affect those already receiving or those who are about to collect Social Security benefits.

Source: AARP Senate candidate questionnaire Sep 29, 2006

Supports privatizing Social Security

Allen SUPPORTS a lock box measure, limiting Congress's ability to spend Social Security and Medicare surpluses on any other federal programs except Social Security and Medicare, until each program's long-term solvency is guaranteed.

Allen adds, Provide workers with additional options for more personalized and better private retirement benefits.

Source: Vote-smart.org NPAT Issues questionnaire Sep 20, 2000

Rated 0% by the ARA, indicating an anti-senior voting record.

Allen scores 0% by the ARA on senior issues

The mission of the Alliance for Retired Americans is to ensure social and economic justice and full civil rights for all citizens so that they may enjoy lives of dignity, personal and family fulfillment and security. The Alliance believes that all older and retired persons have a responsibility to strive to create a society that incorporates these goals and rights and that retirement provides them with opportunities to pursue new and expanded activities with their unions, civic organizations and their communities.

The following ratings are based on the votes the organization considered most important; the numbers reflect the percentage of time the representative voted the organization's preferred position.

Source: ARA website 03n-ARA on Dec 31, 2003

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Adv: Avi Green for State Rep Middlesex 26, Somerville & Cambridge Massachusetts