Mike Pence on Social Security
Republian nominee for Vice President; Governor of Indiana; former Representative (IN-6)
PENCE: Well, there they go again.
KAINE: Go read the book And when Congressman Pence was in Congress, he was the chief cheerleader for the privatization of Social Security. Even after President Bush stopped pushing for it, Congressman Pence kept pushing for it. We're going to stand up against efforts to privatize Social Security. And we'll look for ways to keep it solvent going forward, focusing primarily on the payroll tax cap.
PENCE: All Donald Trump and I have said about Social Security is we're going to meet our obligations to our seniors. That's it.
KAINE: Go read the book.
Social Security is a covenant between the American government and American retirees. Our nation's senior citizens have paid into the Social Security system their whole life with the promise that it would be there for them when they retire. I intend to keep this promise, not only to those Americans who currently rely on Social Security, but also to those Americans who are nearing retirement and will be relying on this program to meet their retirement budgets.
A: We'd keep our promises to seniors and near seniors, but for Americans under the age of 40, we absolutely have to begin to reform Medicare and Social Security in ways that'll ensure its long-term fiscal solvency. But let me assure you, the Pledge to America Republican reform agenda] is not the end-all, be-all, it's meant to be a good start.
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.
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