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Doug Collins on Social Security

 

 


Social Security fund exhausted by 2037 without reform

According to the non-partisan Medicare Board of Trustees, the Medicare program as currently structured will only remain solvent until 2024, and the Social Security Administration projects that funds for Social Security benefits will be exhausted by 2037. Without meaningful reform, these programs will lead to higher taxes on American workers and job-creators, fewer retiree benefits, or both.
Source: 2019-2020 Senate campaign website DougCollins.house.gov , Nov 15, 2019

Supports personal retirement accounts.

Collins supports the PVS survey question on privatization

Project Vote Smart infers candidate issue stances on key topics by summarizing public speeches and public statements. Congressional candidates are given the opportunity to respond in detail; about 11% did so in the 2012 races.

Project Vote Smart 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?'

Source: Project Vote Smart 12-PVS-q6 on Aug 30, 2012

Rated 0% by ARA, indicating a pro-privatization stance.

Collins scores 0% Alliance for Retired Americans

Scoring system for 2014: Ranges from 0% (supports privatization and other market-based reforms) to 100% (supports keeping federal control over Trust Fund and Social Security system).

About ARA (from their website, www.RetiredAmericans.org):

The Alliance for Retired Americans is a nationwide organization, founded in May 2001, with now over 4.2 million members working together to make their voices heard in the laws, policies, politics, and institutions that shape our lives. The mission of the Alliance for Retired Americans is to ensure social and economic justice and full civil rights for all citizens so that they may enjoy lives of dignity, personal and family fulfillment and security.

Source: ARA lifetime rating on incumbents of 113th Congress 14_ARA on Jan 1, 2013

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