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Tammy Duckworth on Social Security

 

 


Oppose efforts to undermine Social Security

One of the greatest strengths of Social Security is that it is financed by a dedicated revenue stream and is self-funding. I want to ensure that programs or proposals aimed at stimulating the economy or balancing the budget do not undermine Social Security. I strongly oppose any effort to diminish the guarantee that Social Security represents. I will oppose efforts to undermine Social Security and will work to ensure that people who rely on these funding sources--people like my mom--are protected
Source: 2012 House campaign website, tammyduckworth.com, "Issues" , Nov 6, 2012

by NCPSSM indicating a pro-Social Security stance.

Duckworth signed by NCPSSM on Social Security protection

An endorsement by the NCPSSM indicates strong belief in preserving Social Security and Medicare (i.e., a strong stance against privatization, and for continued federal government involvement). Their mission statement:

"The National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare is one of the most effective and trustworthy sources for Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid advocacy. Since 1982, we have been working for generations of older Americans who want our nationís health and income security programs secured for the future. Join us and learn more about how you can be a part of our intergenerational crusade."

Source: NCPSSM website 12-NCPSSM on Oct 31, 2012

Rated 100% by ARA, indicating a pro-Trust Fund stance.

Duckworth scores 100% 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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