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Stephen Fincher on Social Security

 

 


No privatization; keep contract with seniors

Some have suggested balancing the books on the backs of our seniors. I won't stand for it. Social Security and Medicare are contracts made with our seniors--we must keep our promises and commitments to older Americans.

I oppose privatization of Social Security. We can preserve the system and ensure its long-term viability without resorting to such a drastic step. Growing our economy is the soundest way to fund the needs of Social Security and Medicare in the future.

Source: 2010 House campaign website, stephenfincher.org, "Issues" , Nov 2, 2010

Opposes private retirement accounts.

Fincher opposes the CC survey question on private retirement accounts

The Christian Coalition voter guide [is] one of the most powerful tools Christians have ever had to impact our society during elections. This simple tool has helped educate tens of millions of citizens across this nation as to where candidates for public office stand on key faith and family issues.

The CC survey summarizes candidate stances on the following topic: "Allowing individuals to invest a portion of their Social Security tax in private retirement accounts"

Source: Christian Coalition Survey 10-CC-q6 on Aug 11, 2010

Rated 0% by ARA, indicating a pro-privatization stance.

Fincher scores 0% 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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