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Donald Carcieri on Social Security
Republican RI Governor: Click here for Donald Carcieri on other issues.
    No stance on record.

Senate:

RI 2014: 2014 RI Senate debate


Barry Hinckley on Social Security
Republican Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Barry Hinckley on other issues.
  • Hire actuaries to bring system into line, not politicians. (Oct 2012)
  • End FICA payroll tax with FairTax. (Nov 2011)
  • Stop looting the Trust Fund. (Jul 2011)
Jack Reed on Social Security
Democratic Sr Senator (RI): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Jack Reed on other issues.
  • Continue to consider solutions for Notch babies. (Oct 2008)
  • Take away no more than 25% of a retireeís annual COLA. (Oct 2008)
  • Stand-alone private accounts hurt long-term solvency. (Oct 2008)
  • 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)
  • Rated 100% by the ARA, indicating a pro-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Sponsored keeping CPI for benefits instead of lower "Chained CPI". (Apr 2013)
Sheldon Whitehouse on Social Security
Democratic Jr Senator, previously attorney general: Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Sheldon Whitehouse on other issues.
  • Protect and defend Social Security. (Oct 2012)
  • Life without Social Security would be unimaginably worse. (Oct 2012)
  • Donít put Soc. Sec. benefits at risk. (Sep 2006)
  • Pro-privatization crowd wants to cut benefits. (May 2006)
  • Lift limit on withholding from $90,000 to $120,000. (May 2006)
  • Voted NO on establishing reserve funds & pre-funding for Social Security. (Mar 2007)
  • Reject privatization; don't raise the retirement age. (Aug 2010)
  • Sponsored keeping CPI for benefits instead of lower "Chained CPI". (Apr 2013)
Mark Zaccaria on Social Security
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Mark Zaccaria on other issues.
  • Privatize elements of Social Security. (Nov 2010)

House:


David Cicilline on Social Security
Democrat (District 1): Click here for the full quote OR click here for David Cicilline on other issues.
  • Keep CPI for benefits instead of lower "Chained CPI". (Apr 2013)
James Langevin on Social Security
Democratic Representative (RI-2): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for James Langevin on other issues.
  • Voted YES on raising 401(k) limits & making pension plans more portable. (May 2001)
  • 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)
  • by NCPSSM indicating a pro-Social Security stance. (Jul 2012)
  • Sponsored keeping CPI for benefits instead of lower "Chained CPI". (Apr 2013)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Lincoln Chafee on Social Security
Independent RI Governor; previously Republican Senator (1999-2007): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Lincoln Chafee on other issues.
  • Donít put Soc. Sec. benefits at risk. (Sep 2006)
  • Supports privatizing Social Security. (Sep 2000)
  • Rated 30% by the ARA, indicating an anti-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Supports individual savings accounts and work incentives. (Sep 1998)
Lincoln Almond on Social Security
Former Republican Governor (1995-2002): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Lincoln Almond on other issues.
  • Maintain long-term solvency of Social Security and Medicare. (Aug 2001)
Myrth York on Social Security
Former Democrat Challenger (1994, 1998, 2002): Click here for Myrth York on other issues.
    No stance on record.
John Chafee on Social Security
Republican Senator (Former): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for John Chafee 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 NO on deducting Social Security payments on income taxes. (May 1996)
Lincoln Chafee on Social Security
Independent RI Governor; previously Republican Senator (1999-2007): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Lincoln Chafee on other issues.
  • Donít put Soc. Sec. benefits at risk. (Sep 2006)
  • Supports privatizing Social Security. (Sep 2000)
  • Rated 30% by the ARA, indicating an anti-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Supports individual savings accounts and work incentives. (Sep 1998)
Claiborne Pell on Social Security
Democratic Senator (Former): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Claiborne Pell on other issues.
  • Voted NO on deducting Social Security payments on income taxes. (May 1996)
Matt Brown on Social Security
Democratic challenger, secretary of state: Click here for Matt Brown on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Patrick Kennedy on Social Security
Democratic Representative (RI-1): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Patrick Kennedy 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 100% by the ARA, indicating a pro-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
Stephen Laffey on Social Security
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Stephen Laffey on other issues.
  • Criticizes Bushís Social Security proposals. (May 2005)
Carl Sheeler on Social Security
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Carl Sheeler on other issues.
  • No privatization; yes on lifting cap. (Aug 2006)
Bob Tingle on Social Security
Republican Senate Challenger (RI): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bob Tingle on other issues.
  • Supports investment choices for social security savings. (Aug 2008)
Robert Weygand on Social Security
Democrat (District 2): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Robert Weygand on other issues.
  • Voted NO on reducing tax payments on Social Security benefits. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted YES on strengthening the Social Security Lockbox. (May 1999)
Chris Young on Social Security
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Chris Young on other issues.
  • Oppose privatizing social security. (Aug 2008)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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