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10-HR1077 on Feb 5, 2010

Source: Resolution Against Severe Changes
    RESOLUTION Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives against severe changes to Social Security.
  • Whereas Social Security's essential protections for workers and their families cannot be matched by private savings, which are a complement to, but not a substitute for, Social Security's guaranteed benefits;
  • Whereas, as one such protection, Social Security provides a guaranteed benefit that one can never outlive, and unlike private savings or investments, is not subject to the ups and downs of the stock market;
  • Whereas, for 75 years, Social Security has never been a day late or a dollar short;
  • Whereas the American people made clear in 2005 that they did not seek severe change in Social Security when they resoundingly rejected President Bush's attempt to privatize Social Security;
  • Whereas the current minority party plan for Social Security is even more extreme than the plan they advanced in 2005:
    1. it cuts guaranteed retirement and survivor benefits for all workers, whether or not they wish to have a private account;
    2. it diverts trillions from the Trust Fund into private accounts;
    3. it increases Federal borrowing by $4,100,000,000,000; and
    4. it subjects workers' basic retirement security to market volatility and the risk of losses; and
  • Whereas privatizing Social Security means benefit cuts, diversion of Trust Fund resources, subjecting individuals to market risk and losses, and increasing Federal borrowing by trillions of dollars:
  • Now, therefore, be it Resolved, That the Congress should stand with the American people to reject severe changes to Social Security, including any and all attempts to privatize Social Security, and instead should commit to work bipartisanly to make common-sense adjustments to Social Security to strengthen it for future generations while preserving its guarantees of secure income and family protection in the event of a worker's death, retirement, or severe disability.

    Participating counts on VoteMatch question 6. Question 6: Privatize Social Security Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
  • Topic: Social Security
  • Headline: No severe changes; no privatization (Score: -2)
  • Headline 2: Sponsored bill for no severe changes; no privatization (Score: -2)

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  • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.

Democrats participating in 10-HR1077

Shelley Berkley s1sNevada Democrat (Senate run 2012)
Joe Courtney s1sConnecticut Democrat
Joseph Crowley s1sNew York Democrat
Danny Davis s1sIllinois Democrat
Rosa DeLauro s1sConnecticut Democrat
Bob Filner s1sCalifornia Democrat (Mayoral run 2011)
Barney Frank s1sMassachusetts Democrat (Retiring 2012)
Brian Higgins s1sNew York Democrat
Rush Holt s1sNew Jersey Democrat
Marcy Kaptur s1sOhio Democrat
Mary Jo Kilroy s1sOhio Democrat (until 2010)
Ron Kind s1sWI Democratic Challenger
John Larson s2pConnecticut Democrat
Sander Levin s1sMichigan Democrat
John Lewis s1sGeorgia Democrat
Doris Matsui s1sCalifornia Democrat
Gwen Moore s1sWisconsin Democrat
Richard Neal s1sMassachusetts Democrat
James Oberstar s1sMinnesota Dem./Farmer/Labor (until 2010)
David Obey s1sWisconsin Democrat (until 2010)
Bill Pascrell s1sNew Jersey Democrat
Earl Pomeroy s1sNorth Dakota Democrat (until 2010)
Laura Richardson s1sCalifornia Democrat
Linda Sanchez s1sCalifornia Democrat
Mark Schauer s1sMichigan Democrat (until 2010)
Allyson Schwartz s1sPennsylvania Democrat
Carol Shea-Porter s1sNew Hampshire Democrat (until 2010)
Ike Skelton s1sMissouri Democrat (until 2010)
Pete Stark s1sCalifornia Democrat
Mike Thompson s1sCalifornia Democrat
Henry Waxman s1sCalifornia Democrat
John Yarmuth s1sKentucky Democrat

Republicans participating in 10-HR1077

Independents participating in 10-HR1077

Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 32
Republicans: 0
Independents: 0

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