Pete Aguilar on Social Security
Unfortunately, the budget passed by Republicans in Congress would take us in the opposite direction, breaking the promise made to our seniors. It starts us down a dangerous road to privatizing Medicare into a voucher program, forcing seniors to shop for health insurance on the private market and paying thousands more in out-of-pocket expenses for the same level of coverage.
Let's be clear--we cannot allow Congress to cut vital programs for seniors, students and the middle class to give additional tax breaks to big corporations and wealthy individuals.
In Redlands, I've protected important city programs for seniors. We have maintained critical services, even in tough economic times, helping seniors stay active and engaged in their community.
Faith2Action.org is "the nation's largest network of pro-family groups." They provide election resources for each state, including Voter Guides and Congressional Scorecards excerpted here. The F2A survey summarizes candidate stances on the following topic: 'Social Security: Do you support allowing individuals to divert a portion of their Social Security taxes into personal retirement accounts?'
Project VoteSmart infers summary responses from campaign statements and news reports The PVS survey summarizes candidate stances on the following topic: 'Social Security: Do you support allowing individuals to divert a portion of their Social Security taxes into personal retirement accounts?'
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