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Patrick Murphy on Social Security

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Keep promise & maintain program's long-term solvency

Ensuring the promise to our seniors: I will oppose any change to Social Security and Medicare that will negatively impact our seniors.

Seniors today are under an unacceptable strain--with Medicare costs continuing to rise and a Congress that's intent on undermining Social Security.

The single biggest and most immediate threat to Social Security is not solvency, but rather the continual assault on the program by those that wish to privatize it, means test it, or divert it into pet programs. House Republicans want to change the way Social Security is provided and make drastic cuts to the program.

Social Security is a promise that must be kept and Democrats and Republicans must work together to maintain the program's long-term solvency.

Source: 2012 House campaign website, murphyforcongress.us, "Issues" , Nov 6, 2012

Rated 70% by ARA, indicating a mixed record on senior issues.

Murphy scores 70% 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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