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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

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