Jared Polis on Social Security
Oppose efforts to privatize Social Security
I oppose Bush’s efforts to privatize Social Security. His plan to create private accounts for younger workers will only increase retirement uncertainty. Instead, I support securing Social Security’s long-term stability and solvency. Rather than raiding
the Trust Fund and mortgaging our future, we must strengthen Social Security by restoring fiscal responsibility.
I fully support new personal savings incentives, such as the AmeriSave Plan, which combines compound interest with guaranteed benefits.
Source: 2008 House campaign website, polisforcongress.com, “Issues”
, Nov 4, 2008
Rated 98% by ARA, indicating a pro-Trust Fund stance.
Polis scores 98% 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
- Alliance members visit the polls in record numbers. We use the power of our membership and our Congressional Voting Record to educate and mobilize seniors to elect leaders committed to improving the lives of retirees and older Americans.
We are effectively warding off cuts to our most important social programs like Social Security and Medicare. Our Human Chain Against the Chained CPI events in the summer of 2013 took place in more than 50 cities and mobilized support for stopping this cut to earned Social Security benefits.
- We blocked the privatization of Social Security with our Social Security "Truth Truck" delivering 2.1 million petitions to Members of Congress and other tactics.
- The Alliance makes its voice heard on the issues that matter not just to current retirees, but to all Americans who hope to retire one day. We were a leading voice in recent debates considering changes to Medicare, like replacing guaranteed benefits with a voucher system, and remain so in 2014.
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