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Bill Cassidy on Social Security

 

 


Strengthen the trust fund and preserve it for the future

Q: How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

A: We must strengthen the Social Security trust fund for those who currently rely on this important program and preserve it for Americans who will need it in the future. We must implement fiscally conservative solutions to not only ensure this program endures, but get our nations spending problem under control. As a member of the Senate Finance Committee and the chairman of the Subcommittee on Fiscal Responsibility and Economic Growth, working with my colleagues and experts on solutions to protect and strengthen social security has been a top priority.

Source: AFA iVoterGuide on 2020 Louisiana Senate race , Nov 3, 2020

Rated 6% by ARA, indicating a pro-privatization stance.

Cassidy scores 6% 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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