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UNDECIDED on Social Security Lockbox & limiting national debt.

This vote limited debate on the amendment offered by Sen. Abraham (R-MI) that would have created a Social Security "lockbox" and establish limits on the public debt. [A YES vote was for a lockbox]. This vote failed because 3/5 of the Senate did not vote.

Dexter says, "Social Security is a fraud. Trying to secure the "trust-me" funds with a "lock box" only works if a future Congress doesn't vote itself the key. But I do favor a strong limitation on the public debt."

Status: Cloture Motion Rejected Y)54; N)45; NV)1

Reference: Motion to invoke cloture on Amdt #254 to S. 557; Bill S. 557 ; vote number 1999-90 on Apr 22, 1999

Voted YES on allowing Roth IRAs for retirees.

Senator Roth (R-DE) offered this amendment to the IRS Restructuring and Reform Act to allow people older than 70.5 with incomes over $100,000 to move funds from an Individual Retirement Account into a Roth IRA.

Dexter says, "I will vote for any measure that keeps money in the hands of those who earned it and out of the hands of the government."

Status: Amdt Agreed to Y)56; N)42; NV)2

Reference: Roth Amdt #2339; Bill H.R. 2676 ; vote number 1998-120 on May 6, 1998

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