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Paul Hodes on Social Security

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On Social Security, Ayotte said she was open to raising the retirement age for younger workers while Hodes was against changes to the entitlement. No changes to entitlement; no changes to retirement age
Source: Nashua Telegraph coverage of 2010 N.H. Senate debate Sep 23, 2010

Protect Social Security

Q: Your principles regarding Social Security?

A: We must protect Social Security and will have to explore a constructing of benefits to do so.

Source: 2004 Congressional National Political Awareness Test Nov 1, 2004

Opposes private retirement accounts.

Hodes 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.

Hodes 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

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