Brian Mast on Social Security
Unfortunately, Social Security has become another casualty of our broken system, affecting those Americans who need it most. My generation & future generations of workers, past promises may not be feasible. While I plan to uphold the Government's promises to current retirees and those planning to retire, I also recognize that an update to our Social Security system is strongly needed in order to protect all generations of American workers.
I will be a leading voice for addressing the critical issue of Social Security. I also believe that every good leader must also listen, as we exchange ideas about updating Social Security to benefit my constituents and all Americans. I will work with all of my fellow members of Congress to ensure that Social Security continues to be safeguarded.
The Project Vote Smart Voter Guide inferred how candidates would respond to the question, 'Social Security: Do you support allowing individuals to divert a portion of their Social Security taxes into personal retirement accounts?' Project Vote Smart notes, "in response to the increasing unwillingness of candidates to answer issue questions, Project Vote Smart has researched Congressional candidates' public records to determine candidates' likely responses on certain key issues. These issue positions, from the year 2016, are provided [for candidates who] refused to provide voters with positions on key issues covered by the 2016 Political Courage Test, despite repeated requests. Historically, candidates have failed to complete our test due to the advice they receive from their parties and advisors and out of fear of negative attack ads."
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