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Paul LePage on Social Security
Republican Governor: Click here for Paul LePage on other issues.
    No stance on record.

Senate:

ME 2014: 2014 ME Senate debate


Shenna Bellows on Social Security
Democratic Challenger: Click here for Shenna Bellows on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Susan Collins on Social Security
Republican Jr Senator (ME): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Susan Collins on other issues.
  • Voted NO 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 NO on allowing personal retirement accounts. (Apr 1998)
  • Rated 0% by the ARA, indicating an anti-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Supports individual savings accounts and work incentives. (Sep 1998)
Scott D`Amboise on Social Security
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Scott D`Amboise on other issues.
  • Option to invest in private retirement program. (Sep 2012)
  • Invest payroll tax in self-managed private accounts. (Nov 2006)
Cynthia Dill on Social Security
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Cynthia Dill on other issues.
  • Stop raiding Social Security Trust Fund. (Sep 2012)
  • Increase income cap & reduce costs with discipline. (Aug 2012)
Olympia Snowe on Social Security
Republican Sr Senator (ME): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Olympia Snowe on other issues.
  • No progressive indexing and no private accounts. (Mar 2010)
  • Voted NO 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 NO on allowing personal retirement accounts. (Apr 1998)
  • Voted NO on deducting Social Security payments on income taxes. (May 1996)
  • Rated 10% by the ARA, indicating an anti-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Require small businesses to allow automatic IRA deposits. (Mar 2008)
  • Supports individual savings accounts and work incentives. (Sep 1998)
Charlie Summers on Social Security
Secretary of State; Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Charlie Summers on other issues.
  • Remove disability coverage from Social Security. (Sep 2012)
  • Stop robbing the Trust Fund. (Aug 2012)
  • Invest portion of workers' payroll tax in private accounts. (Nov 2008)

House:


Michael Michaud on Social Security
Democratic Representative (ME-2): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Michael Michaud on other issues.
  • Strengthen Trust Funds and take them off-budget. (May 2001)
  • Rated 100% by the ARA, indicating a pro-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Reject privatization; don't raise the retirement age. (Aug 2010)
Chellie Pingree on Social Security
Democratic Representative (ME-1): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Chellie Pingree on other issues.
  • Oppose any effort to weaken or privatize vital program. (Nov 2008)
  • Reject privatization; don't raise the retirement age. (Aug 2010)
  • Exclude Medicare and Social Security from deficit reduction. (Aug 2011)

Former candidates & officeholders:


John Baldacci on Social Security
Democratic ME Governor; previously Rep. (ME-2): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for John Baldacci 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)
Matt Dunlap on Social Security
Democratic Senate Challenger (2012): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Matt Dunlap on other issues.
  • Remove cap on earnings to sustain system. (Sep 2012)
  • Don't return to fears of being too old or too ill. (Mar 2012)
Angus King on Social Security
Independent Senate Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Angus King on other issues.
  • No major changes needed for long-term stability. (Aug 2012)
  • Opposes GOP budget plan as threat to Social Security. (Apr 2012)
  • Maintain long-term solvency of Social Security and Medicare. (Aug 2001)
Angus King on Social Security
Former Independent Governor (1995-2002): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Angus King on other issues.
  • No major changes needed for long-term stability. (Aug 2012)
  • Opposes GOP budget plan as threat to Social Security. (Apr 2012)
  • Maintain long-term solvency of Social Security and Medicare. (Aug 2001)
Tom Allen on Social Security
2008 Senate challenger; Democratic Representative (ME-1): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Tom Allen on other issues.
  • Cosponsored the Notch Fairness Act, fairness to notch babies. (Oct 2008)
  • Adjust cost-of-living to take care of seniors. (Oct 2008)
  • GOP raided trust fund to provide tax breaks for millionaires. (Oct 2008)
  • 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)
  • Rated 100% by the ARA, indicating a pro-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Require small businesses to allow automatic IRA deposits. (Mar 2008)
Tom Allen on Social Security
2008 Senate challenger; Democratic Representative (ME-1): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Tom Allen on other issues.
  • Cosponsored the Notch Fairness Act, fairness to notch babies. (Oct 2008)
  • Adjust cost-of-living to take care of seniors. (Oct 2008)
  • GOP raided trust fund to provide tax breaks for millionaires. (Oct 2008)
  • 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)
  • Rated 100% by the ARA, indicating a pro-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Require small businesses to allow automatic IRA deposits. (Mar 2008)
William Cohen on Social Security
Republican Senator (Former): Click here for the full quote OR click here for William Cohen on other issues.
  • Voted NO on deducting Social Security payments on income taxes. (May 1996)
Jim Longley on Social Security
Republican Former (1994-) (District 1): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jim Longley on other issues.
  • Reduce taxes on Social Security earnings. (Sep 1994)
Jean Hay Bright on Social Security
Democratic challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Jean Hay Bright on other issues.
  • Opposes privatizing Social Security. (Dec 2005)
  • “Promote the General Welfare” is our founding principle. (Feb 2005)
Eric Mehnert on Social Security
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Eric Mehnert on other issues.
  • Honor our promises to retirees. (Sep 2005)
Chellie Pingree on Social Security
Democratic Representative (ME-1): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Chellie Pingree on other issues.
  • Oppose any effort to weaken or privatize vital program. (Nov 2008)
  • Reject privatization; don't raise the retirement age. (Aug 2010)
  • Exclude Medicare and Social Security from deficit reduction. (Aug 2011)
John Baldacci on Social Security
Democratic ME Governor; previously Rep. (ME-2): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for John Baldacci 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)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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