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Kirsten Gillibrand on Social Security

Democratic Jr Senator (NY)


Against privatization

Source: 2006 Senate campaign website, gillibrand2006.com, “Issues” , Nov 7, 2006

Strengthen Trust Funds and take them off-budget.

Gillibrand adopted the Blue Dog Coalition letter:

Source: Blue Dog Coalition letter to the Senate 01-BDC5 on May 9, 2001

Opposes private retirement accounts.

Gillibrand opposes the CC survey question on private retirement accounts

The Christian Coalition voter guide [is] one of the most powerful tools Christians have ever had to impact our society during elections. This simple tool has helped educate tens of millions of citizens across this nation as to where candidates for public office stand on key faith and family issues.

The CC survey summarizes candidate stances on the following topic: "Allowing individuals to invest a portion of their Social Security tax in private retirement accounts"

Source: Christian Coalition Survey 10-CC-q6 on Aug 11, 2010

Reject privatization; don't raise the retirement age.

Gillibrand signed the Social Security Protectors Pledge

Some 200 Democratic House and Senate candidates have signed on to a pledge rejecting any effort to privatize or scale back Social Security benefits or raise the retirement age. The Progressive Change Campaign Committee sponsored this pledge among Congressional candidates.

Source: PCCC Survey 10-PCCC on Aug 11, 2010

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

Gillibrand 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.