Gary Peters on Social Security



Oppose raising retirement age & privatizing Social Security

Although I support taking bipartisan action to ensure solvency for future generations, we must do so in a way that does not put Social Security benefits in jeopardy. That is why I oppose proposals such as raising the retirement age, privatizing Social Security or using the chained consumer price index for determining benefit rates. I also support addressing provisions in current law that have led to very little or no cost-of-living adjustments for recipients in recent years.
Source: AARP Survey on 2020 Michigan Senate race , Oct 9, 2020

One of the most successful programs in our history

More than 1.7 million mothers and fathers, family members and friends across Michigan rely on Medicare--including Gary's own mother. He knows first-hand how crucial the health care Medicare provides is to our seniors.

That's why, every time the Republican House Majority attempted to cut Medicare and end the guaranteed benefit for our seniors, Gary fought back. Gary will not back down and force Michigan seniors to pay thousands more for their health care.

Social Security is one of the most successful programs in our history and has helped thousands of Michigan seniors stay out of poverty in their retirement and live with dignity. Gary has stood firmly against those who want to end the Social Security guarantee and privatize the program.

Medicare and Social Security are vital to long-term economic security and represent a sacred promise. Gary will fight for Michigan seniors and middle class families to strengthen and secure these vital programs for future generations.

Source: Vote-USA.org on 2020 Michigan Senate race , Oct 23, 2014

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

Peters 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.