State of New York Archives: on Social Security


Martin O`Malley: Without Social Security, 1 in 4 seniors would be poor

Social Security has kept millions of elderly Americans out of poverty since it was put into place in 1935. Today -- following the Great Recession, which decimated the retirement savings of millions of Americans -- Social Security remains an especially critical lifeline for our parents and grandparents: without it, more than four in 10 Americans over 65 would be living in poverty. We cannot ask seniors with modest savings to live on even less.
Source: N. Y. Times on 2015 presidential hopefuls Aug 21, 2015

Elise Stefanik: Entitlements are in jeopardy of going bankrupt

Our national debt is now more than $17 trillion--and growing each day. That means our future generations are already saddled with crushing debt, and the programs that seniors count on are in jeopardy of going bankrupt in the near future, including Social Security and other entitlement programs. But still Congress refuses to take meaningful action.

As a small businesswoman, Elise will be a strong voice for fiscal responsibility, and will curb the unthinkable government waste that exists in Washington today. She understands we must address the existing underlying problems in Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid in order to protect and preserve these programs for seniors and those who need them.

Source: 2014 N. Y. House campaign website, EliseForCongress.com Nov 4, 2014

Lee Zeldin: Make tough decisions to reform entitlements

Tough decisions must be made to reform entitlement programs in order to address our nation's growing debt. But those decisions must not deny current beneficiaries the support they have relied upon for their golden years.
Source: 2014 N. Y. House campaign website, ZeldinForCongress.com Nov 4, 2014

John Katko: Honor our promise, but personal retirement accounts ok

Q: Do you support allowing individuals to divert a portion of their Social Security taxes into personal retirement accounts?

A: Yes. But Social Security and Medicare are a sacred promise that must be honored. Always.

Source: VoteSmart 2014 N. Y. Congressional Political Courage Test Aug 30, 2014

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2016 Presidential contenders on Social Security:
  Republicans:
Gov.Jeb Bush(FL)
Dr.Ben Carson(MD)
Gov.Chris Christie(NJ)
Sen.Ted Cruz(TX)
Carly Fiorina(CA)
Gov.Jim Gilmore(VA)
Sen.Lindsey Graham(SC)
Gov.Mike Huckabee(AR)
Gov.Bobby Jindal(LA)
Gov.John Kasich(OH)
Gov.Sarah Palin(AK)
Gov.George Pataki(NY)
Sen.Rand Paul(KY)
Gov.Rick Perry(TX)
Sen.Rob Portman(OH)
Sen.Marco Rubio(FL)
Sen.Rick Santorum(PA)
Donald Trump(NY)
Gov.Scott Walker(WI)
Democrats:
Gov.Lincoln Chafee(RI)
Secy.Hillary Clinton(NY)
V.P.Joe Biden(DE)
Gov.Martin O`Malley(MD)
Sen.Bernie Sanders(VT)
Sen.Elizabeth Warren(MA)
Sen.Jim Webb(VA)

2016 Third Party Candidates:
Gov.Gary Johnson(L-NM)
Roseanne Barr(PF-HI)
Robert Steele(L-NY)
Dr.Jill Stein(G,MA)
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