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Jared Huffman on Social Security

 


Increase wage cap, without privatization

Jared supports increasing the current wage cap on Social Security earnings, as recommended by the Simpson-Bowles Commission, to help ensure the long-term financial viability of the program, but he opposes reductions in benefits to Social Security or Medicare recipients. Jared also opposes proposals to privatize these critical programs. Jared's commitment to defending Social Security and Medicare is why he is endorsed in this race by the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare.
Source: 2012 House campaign website, jaredhuffman.com , Nov 6, 2012

by NCPSSM indicating a pro-Social Security stance.

Huffman signed by NCPSSM on Social Security protection

An endorsement by the NCPSSM indicates strong belief in preserving Social Security and Medicare (i.e., a strong stance against privatization, and for continued federal government involvement). Their mission statement:

"The National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare is one of the most effective and trustworthy sources for Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid advocacy. Since 1982, we have been working for generations of older Americans who want our nationís health and income security programs secured for the future. Join us and learn more about how you can be a part of our intergenerational crusade."

Source: NCPSSM website 12-NCPSSM on Oct 31, 2012

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

Huffman 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.