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George Allen on Social Security

Republican Senate Challenger


Raise retirement age, plus options for younger people

On Social Security, Allen suggested a gradual age adjustment for people younger than 50, meaning a longer wait before being able to receive benefits. Allen also wants an income level component, which would limit how much wealthier people receive.

Kaine asked Allen if he would finally agree that privatizing Social Security was a bad idea. Allen stated that in addition to his age and income adjustment proposals, he would be looking for new options for people to provide for themselves in their retirement years. Kaine countered that he believes Allen still agrees with supporting the privatization of Social Security. Kaine said he would fight against that proposal.

Source: WSLS-TV-10 on 2012 Virginia Senate debate , Oct 18, 2012

Raise retirement age & end benefits to wealthy

On Social Security, Allen said he favors raising the retirement age and eliminating Social Security benefits for "people making a million dollars." Kaine said he wants to lift the payroll tax cap--which would force wealthier people to pay more into the system.
Source: Washington Post coverage of 2012 Virginia Senate Debates , Jun 28, 2012

Raise retirement age; more retirement security options

All four GOP candidates said Social Security should be preserved, but outlined different approaches to keeping the trust fund solvent. Allen said he would oppose tax increases, but consider other options, such as increasing the retirement age for future recipients born after the 1960s. He also said he supports "allowing individuals to have additional options for their retirement security."

Marshall and Radtke said they could support a gradual increase in the retirement age.

Source: The Virginian-Pilot? on 2012 Virginia Senate debate , Apr 29, 2012

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: 2000 National Political Awareness Test , 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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