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Jim Risch on Social Security

Republican Jr Senator; previously Governor


Reform Social Security without privatization

Risch says we need to reform Social Security, but says he does not believe in privatization and will not vote to cut benefits.
Source: 2008 Idaho Senate Debate reported in Boise Weekly City Desk , Oct 9, 2008

Rated 4% by ARA, indicating a pro-privatization stance.

Risch scores 4% Alliance for Retired Americans

Scoring system for 2014: Ranges from 0% (supports privatization and other market-based reforms) to 100% (supports keeping federal control over Trust Fund and Social Security system).

About ARA (from their website, www.RetiredAmericans.org):

The Alliance for Retired Americans is a nationwide organization, founded in May 2001, with now over 4.2 million members working together to make their voices heard in the laws, policies, politics, and institutions that shape our lives. 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.

Source: ARA lifetime rating on incumbents of 113th Congress 14_ARA on Jan 1, 2013

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