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Dan Malloy on Social Security
Democratic Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Dan Malloy on other issues.
  • Restructure pension benefits to address chronic underfunding. (Jan 2013)

Senate:

CT 2012: 2012 Connecticut Senate Debate


Richard Blumenthal on Social Security
Democratic Sr Senator: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Richard Blumenthal on other issues.
  • Protecting Medicare and Social Security from cutbacks. (Aug 2010)
Susan Bysiewicz on Social Security
Democratic Challenger (Lost primary): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Susan Bysiewicz on other issues.
  • Fight to keep Social Security program intact and strong. (Sep 2011)
Linda McMahon on Social Security
Republican Challenger: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Linda McMahon on other issues.
  • Can't offer specifics or I'll be ''demagogued'' by press. (Oct 2012)
  • Debate & analyze entitlement reform, but no budget cuts. (Oct 2012)
  • Bipartisan reforms but no privatization. (Aug 2012)
  • Don't take benefits away from seniors. (Mar 2010)
Chris Murphy on Social Security
Senate Challenger; Democratic Rep. (CT-5): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Chris Murphy on other issues.
  • To do nothing about entitlements is irresponsible. (Oct 2012)
  • Earnings cap for Soc.Sec.; and means-testing for Medicare. (Oct 2012)
  • Raise debt ceiling instead of privatizing Social Security. (Mar 2012)
Christopher Shays on Social Security
Republican Representative (CT-4): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Christopher Shays 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 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)

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Joe Courtney on Social Security
Democrat: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Joe Courtney on other issues.
  • Oppose any plan that jeopardizes or privatizes the system. (Nov 2006)
  • No severe changes; no privatization. (Feb 2010)
  • Exclude Medicare and Social Security from deficit reduction. (Aug 2011)
Rosa DeLauro on Social Security
Democratic Representative (CT-3): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Rosa DeLauro 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)
  • Changing Social Security disproportionately affects women. (May 2001)
  • Reject proposals for private saving accounts. (May 2002)
  • Rated 100% by the ARA, indicating a pro-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • No severe changes; no privatization. (Feb 2010)
  • Reject privatization; don't raise the retirement age. (Aug 2010)
  • Supported pension reform and tax credits for long-term care. (Jul 1999)
Elizabeth Esty on Social Security
Democrat (District 5): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Elizabeth Esty on other issues.
  • Oppose any attempt to privatize or cut Social Security. (Nov 2012)
  • Opposes personal retirement accounts. (Sep 2012)
Jim Himes on Social Security
Democrat (District 4): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jim Himes on other issues.
  • No reckless schemes like privatization. (Nov 2008)
John Larson on Social Security
Democratic Representative (CT-1): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for John Larson 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 YES on strengthening the Social Security Lockbox. (May 1999)
  • Create Retirement Savings Accounts. (Aug 2000)
  • Reject proposals for private saving accounts. (May 2002)
  • Rated 100% by the ARA, indicating a pro-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Sponsored bill for no severe changes; no privatization. (Feb 2010)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Tom Foley on Social Security
Former Republican challenger: Click here for Tom Foley on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jodi Rell on Social Security
Republican CT Governor: Click here for Jodi Rell on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Joseph Lieberman on Social Security
Democratic Jr Senator (CT, retiring 2012), ran for V.P. with Gore, ran for president 2004: Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Joseph Lieberman on other issues.
  • I looked at privatization but decided against it. (Jul 2006)
  • IDAs: 401(k)s for low-income individuals. (Apr 2006)
  • Social Security Plus from Gore, cuts from Bush. (Oct 2000)
  • OK to invest in private markets, a little. (Aug 2000)
  • Lieberman commends Goreís National Retirement Savings Plan. (Jun 2000)
  • Eliminate Earnings Test; donít punish work. (Mar 2000)
  • Voted NO on establishing reserve funds & pre-funding for Social Security. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on using the Social Security Surplus to fund tax reductions. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted NO on Social Security Lockbox & limiting national debt. (Apr 1999)
  • Voted NO on allowing Roth IRAs for retirees. (May 1998)
  • Voted NO on allowing personal retirement accounts. (Apr 1998)
  • Voted NO on deducting Social Security payments on income taxes. (May 1996)
  • Create Retirement Savings Accounts. (Aug 2000)
  • Rated 100% by the ARA, indicating a pro-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
Chris Murphy on Social Security
Senate Challenger; Democratic Rep. (CT-5): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Chris Murphy on other issues.
  • To do nothing about entitlements is irresponsible. (Oct 2012)
  • Earnings cap for Soc.Sec.; and means-testing for Medicare. (Oct 2012)
  • Raise debt ceiling instead of privatizing Social Security. (Mar 2012)
John Rowland on Social Security
Former Republican Governor (1995-2004): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for John Rowland on other issues.
  • Maintain long-term solvency of Social Security and Medicare. (Aug 2001)
  • Supports individual savings accounts and work incentives. (Sep 1998)
Gary Franks on Social Security
Republican Former (1994-) (District 5): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Gary Franks on other issues.
  • Reduce taxes on Social Security earnings. (Sep 1994)
Nancy Lee Johnson on Social Security
Former Republican challenger, U.S.Rep.: Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Nancy Lee Johnson 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 22% 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)
  • Supported pension reform and tax credits for long-term care. (Jul 1999)
Miriam Masullo on Social Security
2004 former Republican challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Miriam Masullo on other issues.
  • Suports Personal Retirement Accounts. (Aug 2004)
Jack Orchulli on Social Security
2004 former Republican challenger: Click here for Jack Orchulli on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Rob Simmons on Social Security
2010 Senate Challenger (lost GOP primary); formerly US Rep.: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Rob Simmons on other issues.
  • Voted YES on raising 401(k) limits & making pension plans more portable. (May 2001)
  • Rated 0% by the ARA, indicating an anti-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Supports individual savings accounts and work incentives. (Sep 1998)
Chris Dodd on Social Security
Democratic Sr Senator (CT): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Chris Dodd on other issues.
  • Achieve solvency but donít go so far as to raise the cap. (Sep 2007)
  • Readjust the Social Security tax including raising the cap. (Sep 2007)
  • No privatization; but raise earning cap over $97,000. (Jul 2007)
  • Voted NO on establishing reserve funds & pre-funding for Social Security. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on Social Security Lockbox & limiting national debt. (Apr 1999)
  • Voted NO on allowing Roth IRAs for retirees. (May 1998)
  • Voted NO on allowing personal retirement accounts. (Apr 1998)
  • Voted NO on deducting Social Security payments on income taxes. (May 1996)
  • Rated 90% by the ARA, indicating a pro-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
Sam Gejdenson on Social Security
Democrat (District 2): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Sam Gejdenson on other issues.
  • Voted YES on reducing tax payments on Social Security benefits. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted YES on strengthening the Social Security Lockbox. (May 1999)
Nancy Lee Johnson on Social Security
Republican (District 6): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Nancy Lee Johnson 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 22% 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)
  • Supported pension reform and tax credits for long-term care. (Jul 1999)
Barbara Bailey Kennelly on Social Security
Democrat (District 1): Click here for Barbara Bailey Kennelly on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Barbara Kennelly on Social Security
Democrat (retired 1998) (District 1): Click here for Barbara Kennelly on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Ned Lamont on Social Security
Democratic Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Ned Lamont on other issues.
  • Soc. Sec. is an insurance policy, not an investment plan. (Sep 2006)
  • No common ground with Bush on privatization. (Jul 2006)
  • Oppose diverting social security taxes into private accounts. (Jan 2006)
Jim Maloney on Social Security
Democrat (retired) (District 5): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Jim Maloney 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 YES on strengthening the Social Security Lockbox. (May 1999)
Alan Schlesinger on Social Security
Republican Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Alan Schlesinger on other issues.
  • Invest Social Security in Mortgage paper. (Sep 2006)
  • Reform without privatization. (Jul 2006)
  • Guarantee no diversion of trust fund to other expenditures. (Jun 2006)
Christopher Shays on Social Security
Republican Representative (CT-4): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Christopher Shays 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 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)
Rob Simmons on Social Security
Republican (District 2): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Rob Simmons on other issues.
  • Voted YES on raising 401(k) limits & making pension plans more portable. (May 2001)
  • Rated 0% by the ARA, indicating an anti-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Supports individual savings accounts and work incentives. (Sep 1998)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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