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David Jolly on Social Security

 

 


FactCheck: Discuss private accounts & other options too

In Jolly's district, an outsized number of residents collect Social Security payments, so the Florida Democratic Party raised Jolly's record on the retirement benefits program, saying in 2014 that Jolly `supports privatizing Social Security.` They used a paraphrased statement that private accounts should be on the table in discussing future reforms.

Which option Jolly favored wasn't so clear, beyond setting some kind of benefit guarantee for people who have already qualified for Social Security or are currently receiving payments. He hasn't said whether private accounts were at the top of his list of potential fixes, only that they should be considered. Democrats were attempting to make it sound like he is 100% behind the idea; we rate that statement `Mostly False.`

Jolly said several times on the campaign trail that the Supreme Court found that `Social Security is not guaranteed.` A 1960 case did indeed say that; Congress can change the rules. We rate his statement `True.`

Source: PolitiFact fact-checking on 2016 Florida Senate race , Jul 20, 2015

Rated 33% by the ARA, indicating a mixed record on senior issues.

Jolly scores 33% by the ARA on senior issues

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.

Source: ARA website 03n-ARA on Dec 31, 2003

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