State of Tennessee Archives: on Social Security
Don't touch Social Security funds
"Social Security was not meant to be an additional revenue for government, but a foundation for our citizen's retirement" said Crim in opposing placing Social Security benefits on the chopping block in fiscal
negotiations. "I reject cuts in social security as a way to fix the budget crisis because the social security retirement trust fund is made up of the contributions of our citizens for their own future retirement."
Source: 2018 Tennessee Senatorial website LarryCrimUSSenate.com
Oct 15, 2017
No scare tactics: system is solvent for next 20 years
Too many politicians have been using scare tactics when it comes to Social Security. The problems in Social Security funding are serious, but they are fixable.
Social Security is safe for at least the next 20 years, and if we act quickly, we can make modest changes that will keep the system solvent without cutting back on benefits. We need honesty and political will to move forward.
Social Security is a promise made to our seniors, and it would be a breach of trust not to mention poor economic policy to jeopardize this program with unnecessary cuts or risky privatization schemes.
As Senator, I'll fight for Tennessee's one million seniors to ensure that they receive the respect and care they deserve in their retirement.
Source: 2014 Tennessee Senate campaign website, GordonBallSenate.com
Aug 7, 2014
TN named the best state in the country to retire in 2013
I don't think it's any accident that Tennessee was named the best state in the country to retire in 2013. And, while lowering the sales tax on food doesn't generate new revenue or investment, I think we can all agree that reducing the amount of taxes
that all Tennesseans pay on their groceries was the right thing to do. Tennessee is America at its best because we employ one of the best tax strategies of all time--common sense.
Source: 2014 State of the State address to Tennessee legislature
Feb 3, 2014
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