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Brad Ellsworth on Social Security

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Don't raise the retirement age; put people to work instead

Coats said Social Security needs to be "saved from itself" and suggested increasing the retirement age and looking at other options to fix the program.

Ellsworth said now isn't the time to raise the retirement age and that putting more people back to work would put more money into the system. Raising the retirement age would be fine for those who work at desks but "it's not fine for somebody who's on the end of a jackhammer," he said.

Source: Washington Post coverage of 2010 Indiana Senate debate Oct 25, 2010

Privatization removes the guarantee and reduces the benefit

I’ll protect Social Security. Social Security is a guaranteed benefit. Privatization removes the guarantee and reduces the benefit. I will work to strengthen Social Security and oppose any plan that threatens it.
Source: Campaign website, www.ellsworthforcongress.com, “Issues” Nov 7, 2006

Strengthen Trust Funds and take them off-budget.

Ellsworth adopted the Blue Dog Coalition letter:

Source: Blue Dog Coalition letter to the Senate 01-BDC5 on May 9, 2001

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