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Alan Lowenthal on Social Security

 


I will protect the promise of Social Security

Medicare and Social Security aren't political football--they are vital, successful programs which provide crucial support and independence to millions of seniors and disabled citizens. Alan Lowenthal will fight the ideological and partisan attacks on these crucial services.

"Social Security belongs to those who paid into it, and I will protect the promise of Social Security,", says Sen. Alan Lowenthal.

Source: 2012 House campaign website, alanlowenthal.com, "Issues" , Nov 6, 2012

Opposes personal retirement accounts.

Lowenthal opposes the PVS survey question on privatization

Project Vote Smart infers candidate issue stances on key topics by summarizing public speeches and public statements. Congressional candidates are given the opportunity to respond in detail; about 11% did so in the 2012 races.

Project Vote Smart summarizes candidate stances on the following topic: 'Social Security: Do you support allowing individuals to divert a portion of their Social Security taxes into personal retirement accounts?'

Source: Project Vote Smart 12-PVS-q6 on Aug 30, 2012

Sponsored keeping CPI for benefits instead of lower "Chained CPI".

Lowenthal co-sponsored Resolution on CPI

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION expressing the sense of the Congress that the Chained Consumer Price Index (CPI) should not be used to adjust Social Security benefits.