John Carney on Social Security
John Carney: As a baby boomer, I know we can expect to work for much longer than our parents did before retiring. As former Sec. of Finance, I understand the importance of saving throughout one's career. I helped revamp the state employee deferred compensation plan to enable more state employees to save for retirement. For future seniors to live comfortably in retirement, we need solutions to encourage long-term saving from an early age. While being sensitive to small businesses for whom offering a payroll deduction may be burdensome, I'd support measures to encourage employers to offer a retirement savings plan as an option.
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.
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