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Jan Brewer on Social Security
Republican Governor: Click here for Jan Brewer on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Phil Gordon on Social Security
Mayor of Phoenix: Click here for Phil Gordon on other issues.
    No stance on record.

Senate:

AZ 2012: 2012 Arizona Senate debate


Richard Carmona on Social Security
Democratic Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Richard Carmona on other issues.
  • Raise retirement age; raise payroll tax ceiling above $106K. (May 2012)
  • No privatization; no Trust Fund as slush fund. (Mar 2012)
  • Opposes investing part of your payroll tax. (Oct 2012)
Jeff Flake on Social Security
Republican Representative (AZ-6); Senate challenger: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Jeff Flake on other issues.
  • Transition younger workers into personal savings system. (Jun 2012)
  • Nobody's talking privatization; ensure solvency after 2026. (May 2012)
  • Voted YES on raising 401(k) limits & making pension plans more portable. (May 2001)
  • Rated 30% by the ARA, indicating an anti-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
Jon Kyl on Social Security
Republican Jr Senator (AZ; retiring 2012): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Jon Kyl on other issues.
  • Voted YES on establishing reserve funds & pre-funding for Social Security. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on Social Security Lockbox & limiting national debt. (Apr 1999)
  • Voted YES on allowing Roth IRAs for retirees. (May 1998)
  • Voted YES on allowing personal retirement accounts. (Apr 1998)
  • Voted YES on deducting Social Security payments on income taxes. (May 1996)
  • Rated 0% by the ARA, indicating an anti-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
John McCain on Social Security
Republican nominee for President; Senior Senator (AZ): Click here for 24 full quotes OR click here for John McCain on other issues.
  • Future retirees cannot get what current ones get. (Oct 2008)
  • It’s not that tough to fix Social Security, if bipartisan. (Oct 2008)
  • Looming challenges of entitlements need personal accounts. (Feb 2008)
  • We need personal savings accounts. (Oct 2007)
  • Willing to compromise on raising cap above $90K. (May 2007)
  • Save benefits by bipartisan agreement; but without new tax. (Apr 2007)
  • Trust Fund is a ticking time bomb, set to go off in 2014. (Jan 2000)
  • More believe in Elvis than in getting Social Security check. (Jan 2000)
  • Option to invest 20% of payroll taxes in private accounts. (Jan 2000)
  • Every dollar off-budget - no ifs, ands, or excuses. (Sep 1999)
  • Disallow using Trust Fund for “emergency” spending. (Jun 1999)
  • Allow workers to invest privately. (Jun 1999)
  • Earnings test penalizes productivity in retirees. (Jun 1999)
  • Eliminate the “earnings test” which taxes benefits. (May 1999)
  • Lock up Trust Fund; devote 62% of budget surplus to it. (May 1999)
  • Put surplus into Trust Fund; fulfill promised benefits. (Jul 1998)
  • Voted YES on using the Social Security Surplus to fund tax reductions. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted YES on Social Security Lockbox & limiting national debt. (Apr 1999)
  • Voted YES on allowing Roth IRAs for retirees. (May 1998)
  • Voted YES on allowing personal retirement accounts. (Apr 1998)
  • Voted YES on deducting Social Security payments on income taxes. (May 1996)
  • Rated 40% by the ARA, indicating a mixed record on senior issues. (Dec 2003)
  • Supports individual savings accounts and work incentives. (Sep 1998)

House:


Ron Barber on Social Security
Democrat (District 2): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Ron Barber on other issues.
  • System needs modest adjustments, not privatization. (Jun 2012)
  • by NCPSSM indicating a pro-Social Security stance. (Jul 2012)
Trent Franks on Social Security
Republican Representative (AZ-2): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Trent Franks on other issues.
  • Remove earnings test; create optional private investment. (Oct 2002)
  • Rated 10% by the ARA, indicating an anti-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
Paul Gosar on Social Security
Republican (District 4): Click here for Paul Gosar on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Raul Grijalva on Social Security
Democratic Representative (AZ-7): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Raul Grijalva on other issues.
  • No privatization; no stock market investment. (Oct 2002)
  • Rated 100% by the ARA, indicating a pro-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Reject privatization; don't raise the retirement age. (Aug 2010)
  • Exclude Medicare and Social Security from deficit reduction. (Aug 2011)
Ann Kirkpatrick on Social Security
Democrat (District 1): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Ann Kirkpatrick on other issues.
  • Opposes investing part of your payroll tax. (Oct 2012)
Ed Pastor on Social Security
Democratic Representative (AZ-4): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Ed Pastor on other issues.
  • Voted YES on raising 401(k) limits & making pension plans more portable. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on reducing tax payments on Social Security benefits. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted YES on strengthening the Social Security Lockbox. (May 1999)
  • Rated 100% by the ARA, indicating a pro-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Reject privatization; don't raise the retirement age. (Aug 2010)
David Schweikert on Social Security
Republican (District 6): Click here for David Schweikert on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Kyrsten Sinema on Social Security
Democrat (District 9): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Kyrsten Sinema on other issues.
  • Privatization is gambling in the roller-coaster stock market. (Nov 2012)
  • by NCPSSM indicating a pro-Social Security stance. (Jul 2012)
  • Opposes personal retirement accounts. (Sep 2012)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Janet Napolitano-Gov on Social Security
Former Democratic Governor; now in Cabinet: Click here for Janet Napolitano-Gov on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Don Bivens on Social Security
Former Democratic Challenger (2012): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Don Bivens on other issues.
  • Don't dismantle or privatize Social Security. (Mar 2012)
Bryan Hackbarth on Social Security
Republican Challenger (lost 2012 primary): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bryan Hackbarth on other issues.
  • Let young workers invest in Personal Retirement Accounts. (Jan 2012)
David Ruben on Social Security
Democratic Challenger (lost 2012 primary): Click here for the full quote OR click here for David Ruben on other issues.
  • Keep Social Security as government sponsored insurance. (May 2012)
Jeff Flake on Social Security
Republican Representative (AZ-6); Senate challenger: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Jeff Flake on other issues.
  • Transition younger workers into personal savings system. (Jun 2012)
  • Nobody's talking privatization; ensure solvency after 2026. (May 2012)
  • Voted YES on raising 401(k) limits & making pension plans more portable. (May 2001)
  • Rated 30% by the ARA, indicating an anti-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
Gabby Giffords on Social Security
Democrat: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Gabby Giffords on other issues.
  • Strengthen Trust Funds and take them off-budget. (May 2001)
  • Require small businesses to allow automatic IRA deposits. (Mar 2008)
Ben Quayle on Social Security
Republican (lost 2012 primary) (District 3): Click here for Ben Quayle on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Matt Salmon on Social Security
Republican (District 5): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Matt Salmon on other issues.
  • Voted YES on reducing tax payments on Social Security benefits. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted NO on strengthening the Social Security Lockbox. (May 1999)
  • Create personal retirement accounts within Social Security. (Jul 2000)
  • Reduce taxes on Social Security earnings. (Sep 1994)
Jane Dee Hull on Social Security
Former Republican Governor (1997-2002): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jane Dee Hull on other issues.
  • Maintain long-term solvency of Social Security and Medicare. (Aug 2001)
J.D. Hayworth on Social Security
Republican (until 2007) (District 6): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for J.D. Hayworth on other issues.
  • Voted YES on raising 401(k) limits & making pension plans more portable. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on reducing tax payments on Social Security benefits. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted NO on strengthening the Social Security Lockbox. (May 1999)
  • Rated 11% by the ARA, indicating an anti-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Reduce taxes on Social Security earnings. (Sep 1994)
J.D. Hayworth on Social Security
2010 Republican challenger; previously US Representative: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for J.D. Hayworth on other issues.
  • Voted YES on raising 401(k) limits & making pension plans more portable. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on reducing tax payments on Social Security benefits. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted NO on strengthening the Social Security Lockbox. (May 1999)
  • Rated 11% by the ARA, indicating an anti-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Reduce taxes on Social Security earnings. (Sep 1994)
Stuart Starky on Social Security
2004 former Democrat challenger; also ran for Senate in '00: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Stuart Starky on other issues.
  • Raise benefit age to 75 and strengthen system. (Aug 2004)
Bob Stump on Social Security
Former GOP (until 2010) (District 3): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Bob Stump on other issues.
  • Voted YES on raising 401(k) limits & making pension plans more portable. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on reducing tax payments on Social Security benefits. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted NO on strengthening the Social Security Lockbox. (May 1999)
  • Reduce taxes on Social Security earnings. (Sep 1994)
Rudy Garcia on Social Security
2010 Democratic challenger (lost primary); previously Mayor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Rudy Garcia on other issues.
  • Don't privatize Social Security. (Mar 2010)
Rodney Glassman on Social Security
2010 Democratic Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Rodney Glassman on other issues.
  • No risky scheme to benefit Wall Street with retirement funds. (Sep 2010)
  • Reject privatization; don't raise the retirement age. (Aug 2010)
Jim Kolbe on Social Security
Republican (District 5): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Jim Kolbe on other issues.
  • Voted YES on raising 401(k) limits & making pension plans more portable. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on reducing tax payments on Social Security benefits. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted NO on strengthening the Social Security Lockbox. (May 1999)
  • Rated 10% by the ARA, indicating an anti-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Reduce taxes on Social Security earnings. (Sep 1994)
  • Supports individual savings accounts and work incentives. (Sep 1998)
Harry Mitchell on Social Security
Democrat: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Harry Mitchell on other issues.
  • Serious overhaul like privatization is unneeded. (Nov 2006)
Jim Pederson on Social Security
Democratic challenger, state party chair: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Jim Pederson on other issues.
  • Strongly opposes privatization of Social Security. (May 2006)
  • Private retirement savings in addition to guarantee. (May 2006)
Rick Renzi on Social Security
Republican Representative (AZ-1): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Rick Renzi on other issues.
  • Rated 10% by the ARA, indicating an anti-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
John Shadegg on Social Security
Republican Representative (AZ-3): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for John Shadegg on other issues.
  • Voted YES on raising 401(k) limits & making pension plans more portable. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on reducing tax payments on Social Security benefits. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted NO on strengthening the Social Security Lockbox. (May 1999)
  • Create personal retirement accounts within Social Security. (Jul 2000)
  • Rated 30% by the ARA, indicating an anti-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Reduce taxes on Social Security earnings. (Sep 1994)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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