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Phil Bryant on Social Security
Republican Governor: Click here for Phil Bryant on other issues.
    No stance on record.

Senate:

MS 2014: 2014 MS Senate debate


Thad Cochran on Social Security
Republican Sr Senator (MS): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Thad Cochran 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)
Albert N. Gore on Social Security
Democratic Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Albert N. Gore on other issues.
  • Allow working illegals to contribute to Social Security. (Mar 2012)
  • Tax illegal immigrants to fund Social Security. (Mar 2012)
Chris McDaniel on Social Security
Republican challenger: Click here for Chris McDaniel on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Roger Wicker on Social Security
Republican Jr Senator; previously Republican Representative (MS-1): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Roger Wicker 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)

House:


Gregg Harper on Social Security
Republican (District 3): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Gregg Harper on other issues.
  • Explore personal retirement accounts and other options. (Nov 2008)
Alan Nunnelee on Social Security
Republican (District 1): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Alan Nunnelee on other issues.
  • Opposes privatizing Social Security. (Nov 2010)
Steven Palazzo on Social Security
Republican (District 4): Click here for Steven Palazzo on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bennie Thompson on Social Security
Democratic Representative (MS-2): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Bennie Thompson 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)
  • Exclude Medicare and Social Security from deficit reduction. (Aug 2011)
  • Sponsored keeping CPI for benefits instead of lower "Chained CPI". (Apr 2013)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Haley Barbour on Social Security
Former Republican Governor (2004-2012): Click here for Haley Barbour on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Kirk Fordice on Social Security
Former Republican Governor (1992-1999): Click here for Kirk Fordice on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Ronnie Musgrove on Social Security
2008 Senate challenger; previously Democratic MS Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Ronnie Musgrove on other issues.
  • Maintain long-term solvency of Social Security and Medicare. (Aug 2001)
Haley Barbour on Social Security
Former Republican challenger (2006), Governor: Click here for Haley Barbour on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bill Bowlin on Social Security
Former Democratic Challenger (2006): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bill Bowlin on other issues.
  • Carry on the good work of this most important investment. (Jun 2006)
  • Total commitment to do the right thing. (May 2006)
Ronnie Musgrove on Social Security
2008 Senate challenger; previously Democratic MS Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Ronnie Musgrove on other issues.
  • Maintain long-term solvency of Social Security and Medicare. (Aug 2001)
Travis Childers on Social Security
Democrat (until 2010) (District 1): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Travis Childers on other issues.
  • Fight to protect Social Security & oppose privatization. (Apr 2008)
Erik Fleming on Social Security
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Erik Fleming on other issues.
  • No privatizing; no personal investment accounts. (Mar 2008)
  • Opposes privatizing Social Security. (Feb 2006)
  • Raise retirement age to 67 for full benefits. (Feb 2006)
Trent Lott on Social Security
Republican Jr Senator (MS): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Trent Lott 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 20% by the ARA, indicating an anti-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
Charles Pickering on Social Security
Republican Representative (MS-3): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Charles Pickering on other issues.
  • Create personal retirement accounts within Social Security. (Jul 2000)
Chip Pickering on Social Security
Republican challenger, U.S. Rep.: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Chip Pickering 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)
Ronnie Shows on Social Security
Democrat (District 4): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Ronnie Shows 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)
  • Strengthen Trust Funds and take them off-budget. (May 2001)
  • Changing Social Security disproportionately affects women. (May 2001)
Gene Taylor on Social Security
Democratic Representative (MS-4): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Gene Taylor 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)
  • Strengthen Trust Funds and take them off-budget. (May 2001)
  • Rated 90% by the ARA, indicating a pro-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
Gene Taylor on Social Security
Democratic Representative (MS-4): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Gene Taylor 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)
  • Strengthen Trust Funds and take them off-budget. (May 2001)
  • Rated 90% by the ARA, indicating a pro-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
Roger Wicker on Social Security
Republican Jr Senator; previously Republican Representative (MS-1): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Roger Wicker 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)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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