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Matthew Hess on Social Security
Libertarian Challenger : Click here for the full quote OR click here for Matthew Hess on other issues.
  • Privatize Social Security; remove limits on IRAs. (Jan 2014)
John Hickenlooper on Social Security
Democratic Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for John Hickenlooper on other issues.
  • Update constitutional barriers in state's retirement program. (Jan 2012)
Tom Tancredo on Social Security
Republican Representative (CO-6): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Tom Tancredo on other issues.
  • Give people the ability to control their own money. (Oct 2007)
  • Private Social Security accounts needed to end deficit. (Oct 2007)
  • Personal retirement accounts allow investing in one’s future. (Sep 2007)
  • There is no question that the system is broken. (Sep 2007)
  • Voted YES on raising 401(k) limits & making pension plans more portable. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on reducing tax payments on Social Security benefits. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted NO on strengthening the Social Security Lockbox. (May 1999)
  • Invest surplus Trust Fund in market certificates. (Jan 2003)
  • Rated 30% by the ARA, indicating an anti-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)

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Randy Baumgardner on Social Security
Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Randy Baumgardner on other issues.
  • Voted NO on increases to public employee retirement benefits. (Feb 2010)
Michael Bennet on Social Security
Democratic Jr Senator: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Michael Bennet on other issues.
  • Preserve the integrity of entitlement programs. (Jul 2009)
  • Strongly opposes privatizing or reducing benefits. (Jul 2009)
  • Opposes private retirement accounts. (Aug 2010)
Ken Buck on Social Security
Republican Challenger (withdrawn): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Ken Buck on other issues.
  • Give younger workers option to invest in separate retirement. (Oct 2010)
  • Transferring Trust Fund to general fund will bankrupt system. (Sep 2010)
  • No privatization; but private sector should run retirement. (Sep 2010)
  • Opposes private retirement accounts. (Aug 2010)
Cory Gardner on Social Security
Republican Senate challenger: Click here for Cory Gardner on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Owen Hill on Social Security
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for Owen Hill on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Amy Stephens on Social Security
Republican Challenger (withdrawn): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Amy Stephens on other issues.
  • Voted NO on increases to public employee retirement benefits. (Feb 2010)
Mark Udall on Social Security
Democratic Representative (CO-2): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Mark Udall on other issues.
  • Notch reform: ensure that all receive equitable benefits. (Oct 2008)
  • Let technical experts decide COLA rates. (Oct 2008)
  • All options on the table for long-term solvency. (Oct 2008)
  • Lock box measure for Social Security & Medicare surpluses. (Nov 2000)
  • Voted YES on raising 401(k) limits & making pension plans more portable. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on reducing tax payments on Social Security benefits. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted YES on strengthening the Social Security Lockbox. (May 1999)
  • Rated 78% by the ARA, indicating a pro-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)

House:


Ken Buck on Social Security
Republican nominee (District 4): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Ken Buck on other issues.
  • Give younger workers option to invest in separate retirement. (Oct 2010)
  • Transferring Trust Fund to general fund will bankrupt system. (Sep 2010)
  • No privatization; but private sector should run retirement. (Sep 2010)
  • Opposes private retirement accounts. (Aug 2010)
Mike Coffman on Social Security
Republican (District 6): Click here for Mike Coffman on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Diana DeGette on Social Security
Democratic Representative (CO-1): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Diana DeGette on other issues.
  • Voted YES on raising 401(k) limits & making pension plans more portable. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on reducing tax payments on Social Security benefits. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted YES on strengthening the Social Security Lockbox. (May 1999)
  • Rated 90% by the ARA, indicating a pro-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Supported pension reform and tax credits for long-term care. (Jul 1999)
Doug Lamborn on Social Security
Republican: Click here for Doug Lamborn on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Ed Perlmutter on Social Security
Democrat: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Ed Perlmutter on other issues.
  • No private accounts. (Nov 2006)
Jared Polis on Social Security
Democrat (District 2): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jared Polis on other issues.
  • Oppose efforts to privatize Social Security. (Nov 2008)
Tom Tancredo on Social Security
Republican Representative (CO-6): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Tom Tancredo on other issues.
  • Give people the ability to control their own money. (Oct 2007)
  • Private Social Security accounts needed to end deficit. (Oct 2007)
  • Personal retirement accounts allow investing in one’s future. (Sep 2007)
  • There is no question that the system is broken. (Sep 2007)
  • Voted YES on raising 401(k) limits & making pension plans more portable. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on reducing tax payments on Social Security benefits. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted NO on strengthening the Social Security Lockbox. (May 1999)
  • Invest surplus Trust Fund in market certificates. (Jan 2003)
  • Rated 30% by the ARA, indicating an anti-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
Scott Tipton on Social Security
Republican (District 3): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Scott Tipton on other issues.
  • Opposes privatizing Social Security. (Nov 2010)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Bob Beauprez on Social Security
Republican Gubernatorial Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bob Beauprez on other issues.
  • Rated 0% by the ARA, indicating an anti-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
William Owens on Social Security
Republican CO Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for William Owens on other issues.
  • Maintain long-term solvency of Social Security and Medicare. (Aug 2001)
Bill Ritter on Social Security
Democrat: Click here for Bill Ritter on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Cory Gardner on Social Security
Republican (Senate run 2014) (District 4): Click here for Cory Gardner on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Raul Acosta on Social Security
2004 former Republican Write-in Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Raul Acosta on other issues.
  • Supports privatization as self-directed investing. (Oct 2004)
Hank Brown on Social Security
Former Republican Senator (Until 1996): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Hank Brown on other issues.
  • Voted YES on deducting Social Security payments on income taxes. (May 1996)
Ben Nighthorse Campbell on Social Security
Former Republican incumbent; retired 2004: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Ben Nighthorse Campbell on other issues.
  • Voted YES on Social Security Lockbox & limiting national debt. (Apr 1999)
  • Voted YES on allowing Roth IRAs for retirees. (May 1998)
  • Voted YES on allowing personal retirement accounts. (Apr 1998)
  • Voted YES on deducting Social Security payments on income taxes. (May 1996)
  • Rated 0% by the ARA, indicating an anti-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
Pete Coors on Social Security
2004 former Republican challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Pete Coors on other issues.
  • Citizens manage their own personal retirement accounts. (Aug 2004)
Scott McInnis on Social Security
Republican (Until 2004) (District 3): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Scott McInnis on other issues.
  • Voted YES on raising 401(k) limits & making pension plans more portable. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on reducing tax payments on Social Security benefits. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted NO on strengthening the Social Security Lockbox. (May 1999)
  • Create personal retirement accounts within Social Security. (Jul 2000)
  • Rated 11% by the ARA, indicating an anti-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Reduce taxes on Social Security earnings. (Sep 1994)
Mike Miles on Social Security
2004 former Democratic Senate primary challenger: Click here for Mike Miles on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Richard Randall on Social Security
2004 former Libertarian Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Richard Randall on other issues.
  • Social Security is a bankrupt pyramid-scheme. (Oct 2004)
  • Opt out of Social Security and allow private investing. (Oct 2004)
Dan Schaefer on Social Security
Republican Former (1994-) (District 6): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Dan Schaefer on other issues.
  • Reduce taxes on Social Security earnings. (Sep 1994)
Bob Schaffer on Social Security
Senate challenger 2008; previously Republican Representative (CO-4): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Bob Schaffer on other issues.
  • Voted YES on raising 401(k) limits & making pension plans more portable. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on reducing tax payments on Social Security benefits. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted NO on strengthening the Social Security Lockbox. (May 1999)
  • Create personal retirement accounts within Social Security. (Jul 2000)
Tom Strickland on Social Security
2002 Democratic Challenger (CO): Click here for Tom Strickland on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Wayne Allard on Social Security
Republican Sr Senator (CO): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Wayne Allard on other issues.
  • Voted YES on establishing reserve funds & pre-funding for Social Security. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on Social Security Lockbox & limiting national debt. (Apr 1999)
  • Voted YES on allowing Roth IRAs for retirees. (May 1998)
  • Voted YES on allowing personal retirement accounts. (Apr 1998)
  • Rated 10% by the ARA, indicating an anti-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Reduce taxes on Social Security earnings. (Sep 1994)
Bob Beauprez on Social Security
Republican (District 7): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bob Beauprez on other issues.
  • Rated 0% by the ARA, indicating an anti-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
Joel Hefley on Social Security
Republican (District 5): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Joel Hefley on other issues.
  • Voted YES on raising 401(k) limits & making pension plans more portable. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on reducing tax payments on Social Security benefits. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted NO on strengthening the Social Security Lockbox. (May 1999)
  • Rated 0% by the ARA, indicating an anti-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Reduce taxes on Social Security earnings. (Sep 1994)
Betsy Markey on Social Security
Former Democrat (until 2010) (District 4): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Betsy Markey on other issues.
  • Reject privatization; don't raise the retirement age. (Aug 2010)
Marilyn Musgrave on Social Security
Republican Representative (CO-4): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Marilyn Musgrave on other issues.
  • Rated 30% by the ARA, indicating an anti-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
Jane Norton on Social Security
Republican Senate Challenger (2010); previously Lt. Gov.: Click here for Jane Norton on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Andrew Romanoff on Social Security
2010 Democratic Challenger (lost primary): Click here for Andrew Romanoff on other issues.
    No stance on record.
John Salazar on Social Security
Democratic Representative (CO-3): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for John Salazar on other issues.
  • Strengthen Trust Funds and take them off-budget. (May 2001)
  • Reject privatization; don't raise the retirement age. (Aug 2010)
Ken Salazar on Social Security
Democratic Jr Senator (CO): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Ken Salazar on other issues.
  • Opposes privatization and individual investment accounts. (Aug 2004)
  • Voted NO on establishing reserve funds & pre-funding for Social Security. (Mar 2007)
Bob Schaffer on Social Security
Senate challenger 2008; previously Republican Representative (CO-4): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Bob Schaffer on other issues.
  • Voted YES on raising 401(k) limits & making pension plans more portable. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on reducing tax payments on Social Security benefits. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted NO on strengthening the Social Security Lockbox. (May 1999)
  • Create personal retirement accounts within Social Security. (Jul 2000)
David Skaggs on Social Security
Democrat (District 2): Click here for David Skaggs on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Mark Udall on Social Security
Democratic Representative (CO-2): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Mark Udall on other issues.
  • Notch reform: ensure that all receive equitable benefits. (Oct 2008)
  • Let technical experts decide COLA rates. (Oct 2008)
  • All options on the table for long-term solvency. (Oct 2008)
  • Lock box measure for Social Security & Medicare surpluses. (Nov 2000)
  • Voted YES on raising 401(k) limits & making pension plans more portable. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on reducing tax payments on Social Security benefits. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted YES on strengthening the Social Security Lockbox. (May 1999)
  • Rated 78% by the ARA, indicating a pro-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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