Michelle Lujan-Grisham on Social Security



Eliminate taxation of Social Security benefits

I feel the same way about the taxes that are taken out of social security benefits. New Mexico is one of only a few states that taxes social security. I am calling today for that taxation to end. We must unburden the New Mexicans who rely on social security benefits by cutting their taxes. This is good government, serving the people who have asked us to serve them. New Mexicans deserve it.
Source: 2022 State of the State Address to New Mexico legislature , Jan 18, 2022

Dedicated her life to fighting for seniors

Michelle's plan will cut taxes for the middle class and small businesses invest in renewable energy and upgrade New Mexico's critical infrastructure. She will stand fast to protect and improve Social Security and Medicare to make sure America never breaks its promise to our citizens.

As a young attorney she worked for the Lawyer Referral for the Elderly Program of the State Bar of New Mexico. Michelle fought to protect seniors from scam artists, safeguard them from abuse and neglect, and helped them to remain in their homes.

Because of her tireless work on behalf of seniors, four-term Governor Bruce King to appointed her to head the New Mexico State Agency on Aging; she served as the state's first Secretary of Aging and Long Term Services when the department was elevated to a cabinet position.

Source: Vote-USA.org on 2018 New Mexico Gubernatorial incumbents , Nov 1, 2018

Oppose any effort to privatize Social Security and Medicare

Michelle has spent a lifetime standing up for seniors. She knows that across New Mexico, many of our neighbors and relatives rely on Social Security and Medicare to make ends meet and provide the health care they need. New Mexico's seniors have paid their dues by contributing to these programs. They need know that Social Security and Medicare will be there for them. Michelle strongly opposes any effort to privatize Social Security and Medicare and believes we must ensure the solvency of these programs for the next generation without raising the retirement age or affecting benefit levels for current recipients.
Source: 2012 House campaign website, michellelujangrisham.com , Nov 6, 2012

Opposes personal retirement accounts.

Lujan Grisham opposes 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

Sponsored keeping CPI for benefits instead of lower "Chained CPI".

Lujan Grisham co-sponsored Resolution on CPI

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION expressing the sense of the Congress that the Chained Consumer Price Index (CPI) should not be used to adjust Social Security benefits.