Joe Biden on Social Security
Vice President; previously Democratic Senator (DE)
BIDEN: We will not privatize it. If we had listened to Romney and the congressman during the Bush years, imagine where all those seniors would be now if their money had been in the market. Their ideas are old, and their ideas are bad.
A: The answer is yes. The truth is, youíre either going to cut benefits or youíre going to go ahead and raise taxes above the first $97,000
Q: Would you also, considering now life expectancy is 78, consider gradually raising the retirement age?
A: Well, we did that once, I supported that. Thatís what got it solvent to 2041. By simply raising the cap, you can solve the problem.
The best way to fight senior fraud is to prevent it from happening. Seniors should be cautious when making an investment. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. They should be careful not to give their credit card or checking account number to someone they donít know. They should never give their social security number to anyone.
Letís not let heartless criminals victimize a generation of Americans who have already given so much to preserve and protect this nation. Rather, letís put our justice system to work to keep every senior safe & secure.
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. The Alliance believes that all older and retired persons have a responsibility to strive to create a society that incorporates these goals and rights and that retirement provides them with opportunities to pursue new and expanded activities with their unions, civic organizations and their communities.
The following ratings are based on the votes the organization considered most important; the numbers reflect the percentage of time the representative voted the organization's preferred position.
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