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Tina Smith on Social Security

 

 


No privatization nor cuts to benefits

Social Security is the bedrock of economic and retirement security of the American middle class. Tina believes we should expand Social Security and ensure that it remain solvent in the long term. Tina strongly opposes serious threats to these programs like privatization and steps to cut benefits. She also opposes the recent Republican tax bill, which adds $1.5 trillion to our national debt and risks major cuts to Social Security and Medicare.
Source: 2020 Senate campaign website TinaForMinnesota.com , Aug 13, 2019

Raise payroll cap; no to raising eligibility age

Regarding Social Security funding, Smith said she would support changing the payroll earnings limit but did not favor increasing the age of eligibility for recipients. Medicare also needs reforms and she advocates allowing Medicare to negotiate prices with the drug companies in the same fashion utilized by the Veterans Administration.
Source: ABC Newspapers on 2020 Minnesota Senate race , Oct 4, 2018

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