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Rick Snyder on Social Security
Republican Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Rick Snyder on other issues.
  • Maintain generous pension benefits for existing retirees. (Apr 2011)

Senate:

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Scotty Boman on Social Security
Libertarian Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Scotty Boman on other issues.
  • Privatize social security. (Aug 2008)
Randy Hekman on Social Security
Republican Challenger: Click here for Randy Hekman on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Peter Hoekstra on Social Security
Republican Representative (MI-2): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Peter Hoekstra 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 13% by the ARA, indicating an anti-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Reduce taxes on Social Security earnings. (Sep 1994)
Peter Konetchy on Social Security
Republican Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Peter Konetchy on other issues.
  • Support privatizing Social Security. (Aug 2011)
  • Replace Social Security with private retirement investment. (Apr 2011)
Terri Lynn Land on Social Security
Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Terri Lynn Land on other issues.
  • Supports GOP platform plank for personal accounts. (Jun 2013)
Gary Peters on Social Security
Democratic Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Gary Peters on other issues.
  • Sponsored keeping CPI for benefits instead of lower "Chained CPI". (Apr 2013)
Debbie Stabenow on Social Security
Democratic Jr Senator; previously Representative (MI-8): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Debbie Stabenow on other issues.
  • Led the fight to stop privatization. (Oct 2006)
  • Voted NO on establishing reserve funds & pre-funding for Social Security. (Mar 2007)
  • 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)
  • Rated 90% by the ARA, indicating a pro-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Reject privatization; don't raise the retirement age. (Aug 2010)
  • Sponsored keeping CPI for benefits instead of lower "Chained CPI". (Jun 2013)
  • Supported pension reform and tax credits for long-term care. (Jul 1999)

House:


Justin Amash on Social Security
Republican (District 3): Click here for Justin Amash on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Dan Benishek on Social Security
Republican (District 1): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Dan Benishek on other issues.
  • Give young option of investing in retirement accounts. (Nov 2010)
  • Supports private retirement accounts. (Aug 2010)
Kerry Bentivolio on Social Security
Republican (District 11): Click here for Kerry Bentivolio on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Dave Camp on Social Security
Republican Representative (MI-4): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Dave Camp 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 0% 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)
John Conyers on Social Security
Democratic Representative (MI-14): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for John Conyers on other issues.
  • Voted NO 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)
  • Sponsored bill excluding entitlements from deficit reduction. (Aug 2011)
  • Sponsored keeping CPI for benefits instead of lower "Chained CPI". (Apr 2013)
Dave Curson on Social Security
Democrat (District 11): Click here for Dave Curson on other issues.
    No stance on record.
John Dingell on Social Security
Democratic Representative (MI-15): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for John Dingell 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)
  • Reject proposals for private saving accounts. (May 2002)
  • Rated 90% by the ARA, indicating a pro-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Reject privatization; don't raise the retirement age. (Aug 2010)
Bill Huizenga on Social Security
Republican (District 2): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bill Huizenga on other issues.
  • Make reforms soon, including personal retirement accounts. (Nov 2010)
  • Supports privatizing Social Security. (Nov 2010)
Dan Kildee on Social Security
Democrat (District 5): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Dan Kildee on other issues.
  • Opposes personal retirement accounts. (Sep 2012)
  • Sponsored keeping CPI for benefits instead of lower "Chained CPI". (Apr 2013)
Sander Levin on Social Security
Democratic Representative (MI-12): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Sander Levin 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)
Thad McCotter on Social Security
Republican Representative (MI-11): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Thad McCotter on other issues.
  • Rated 0% by the ARA, indicating an anti-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
Candice Miller on Social Security
Republican Representative (MI-10): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Candice Miller on other issues.
  • Rated 10% by the ARA, indicating an anti-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
Gary Peters on Social Security
Democrat (District 14): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Gary Peters on other issues.
  • Sponsored keeping CPI for benefits instead of lower "Chained CPI". (Apr 2013)
Mike Rogers on Social Security
Republican Representative (MI-8): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Mike Rogers 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)
Fred Upton on Social Security
Republican Representative (MI-6): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Fred Upton 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 0% 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)
Tim Walberg on Social Security
Republican: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Tim Walberg on other issues.
  • Allow younger workersí personal investment accounts. (Nov 2006)
  • Supports private retirement accounts. (Aug 2010)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Jennifer Granholm on Social Security
Democratic Governor (MI): Click here for Jennifer Granholm on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Carl Levin on Social Security
Democratic Sr Senator (MI): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Carl Levin on other issues.
  • Notch is unfair, but new law would create new unfairness. (Oct 2008)
  • Study experimental indicators before changing COLA CPI. (Oct 2008)
  • Private accounts would erode the system into a jackpot. (Oct 2008)
  • 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 100% by the ARA, indicating a pro-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
Hansen Clarke on Social Security
Former Democrat (until 2012) (District 13): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Hansen Clarke on other issues.
  • Exclude Medicare and Social Security from deficit reduction. (Aug 2011)
Dale Kildee on Social Security
Democratic Representative (MI-5): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Dale Kildee 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)
  • Reject privatization; don't raise the retirement age. (Aug 2010)
  • Exclude Medicare and Social Security from deficit reduction. (Aug 2011)
John Engler on Social Security
Former Republican Governor (1991-2002): Click here for John Engler on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Spencer Abraham on Social Security
Republican Senator (Former): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Spencer Abraham on other issues.
  • 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)
Dick Chrysler on Social Security
Republican Former (1994-) (District 3): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Dick Chrysler on other issues.
  • Reduce taxes on Social Security earnings. (Sep 1994)
Nick Smith on Social Security
Former Republican challenger (2006), previously U.S. Rep: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Nick Smith 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 30% by the ARA, indicating an anti-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Reduce taxes on Social Security earnings. (Sep 1994)
Nick Smith on Social Security
Republican (Until 2004) (District 7): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Nick Smith 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 30% by the ARA, indicating an anti-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Reduce taxes on Social Security earnings. (Sep 1994)
Jerry Zandstra on Social Security
Former Republican challenger (2006): Click here for Jerry Zandstra on other issues.
    No stance on record.
James Barcia on Social Security
Democrat (District 5): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for James Barcia 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)
Bart Baron on Social Security
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bart Baron on other issues.
  • Privatization entails too much risk. (Mar 2008)
David Bonior on Social Security
Democrat (District 10): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for David Bonior 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)
Mike Bouchard on Social Security
Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Mike Bouchard on other issues.
  • Supports privatization of Social Security. (Oct 2006)
Keith Butler on Social Security
Republican challenger, previously Detroit councilor: Click here for Keith Butler on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Vernon Ehlers on Social Security
Republican Representative (MI-3): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Vernon Ehlers 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)
Peter Hoekstra on Social Security
Republican Representative (MI-2): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Peter Hoekstra 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 13% by the ARA, indicating an anti-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Reduce taxes on Social Security earnings. (Sep 1994)
Jack Hoogendyk on Social Security
Republican Senate challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jack Hoogendyk on other issues.
  • Supports privatizing social security, optionally. (Jun 2008)
Carolyn Kilpatrick on Social Security
Democratic Representative (MI-13): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Carolyn Kilpatrick 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)
  • Reject privatization; don't raise the retirement age. (Aug 2010)
  • Supported pension reform and tax credits for long-term care. (Jul 1999)
Joe Knollenberg on Social Security
Republican Representative (MI-9): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Joe Knollenberg 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 0% by the ARA, indicating an anti-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Reduce taxes on Social Security earnings. (Sep 1994)
Bret McAtee on Social Security
Constitution Party Senate Challenger: Click here for Bret McAtee on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Mike Nikitin on Social Security
Constitution/Taxpayers Party Senate challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Mike Nikitin on other issues.
  • Abolish social security--itís unconctitutional. (Aug 2008)
Lynn Nancy Rivers on Social Security
Democrat (District 13): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Lynn Nancy Rivers 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)
  • Supported pension reform and tax credits for long-term care. (Jul 1999)
Mark Schauer on Social Security
Democrat (until 2010) (District 7): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Mark Schauer on other issues.
  • No severe changes; no privatization. (Feb 2010)
  • Reject privatization; don't raise the retirement age. (Aug 2010)
Leonard Schwartz on Social Security
Libertarian Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Leonard Schwartz on other issues.
  • Social Security is a Ponzi scheme; privatize it. (Oct 2006)
Joe Schwarz on Social Security
Republican (District 7): Click here for Joe Schwarz on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bart Stupak on Social Security
Democratic Representative (MI-1): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Bart Stupak 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)
  • Reject privatization; don't raise the retirement age. (Aug 2010)
Debbie Stabenow on Social Security
Democratic Jr Senator; previously Representative (MI-8): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Debbie Stabenow on other issues.
  • Led the fight to stop privatization. (Oct 2006)
  • Voted NO on establishing reserve funds & pre-funding for Social Security. (Mar 2007)
  • 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)
  • Rated 90% by the ARA, indicating a pro-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Reject privatization; don't raise the retirement age. (Aug 2010)
  • Sponsored keeping CPI for benefits instead of lower "Chained CPI". (Jun 2013)
  • Supported pension reform and tax credits for long-term care. (Jul 1999)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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