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Pat McCrory on Social Security
Republican Governor: Click here for Pat McCrory on other issues.
    No stance on record.

Senate:

NC 2014: 2014 NC Senate debate


Richard Burr on Social Security
Sr Senator; previously Republican Rep (NC-5): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Richard Burr on other issues.
  • Voted YES on establishing reserve funds & pre-funding for Social Security. (Mar 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)
  • Rated 10% by the ARA, indicating an anti-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Supports private retirement accounts. (Aug 2010)
  • Reduce taxes on Social Security earnings. (Sep 1994)
Kay Hagan on Social Security
Democratic Jr Senator; previously member of State Senate: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Kay Hagan on other issues.
  • Protect Social Security benefits. (May 2008)
  • Sponsored keeping CPI for benefits instead of lower "Chained CPI". (Apr 2013)
Thom Tillis on Social Security
Republican Challenger: Click here for Thom Tillis on other issues.
    No stance on record.

House:


G.K. Butterfield on Social Security
Democratic Representative (NC-1): Click here for the full quote OR click here for G.K. Butterfield on other issues.
  • Exclude Medicare and Social Security from deficit reduction. (Aug 2011)
John Howard Coble on Social Security
Republican Representative (NC-6): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for John Howard Coble 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)
Renee Ellmers on Social Security
Republican (District 2): Click here for Renee Ellmers on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Virginia Foxx on Social Security
Republican Representative (NC-5): Click here for Virginia Foxx on other issues.
    No stance on record.
George Holding on Social Security
Republican (District 13): Click here for George Holding on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Richard Hudson on Social Security
Republican (District 8): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Richard Hudson on other issues.
  • Reform the system for those my age and younger. (Oct 2012)
Walter Beaman Jones on Social Security
Republican Representative (NC-3): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Walter Beaman Jones 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 30% by the ARA, indicating an anti-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Reduce taxes on Social Security earnings. (Sep 1994)
Larry Kissell on Social Security
Democrat (District 8): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Larry Kissell on other issues.
  • Reject privatization; don't raise the retirement age. (Aug 2010)
Patrick McHenry on Social Security
Republican Representative (NC-10): Click here for Patrick McHenry on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Mike McIntyre on Social Security
Democratic Representative (NC-7): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Mike McIntyre 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)
  • Create Retirement Savings Accounts. (Aug 2000)
  • Strengthen Trust Funds and take them off-budget. (May 2001)
  • Rated 70% by the ARA, indicating a pro-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
Mark Meadows on Social Security
Republican (District 11): Click here for Mark Meadows on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Robert Pittenger on Social Security
Republican (District 9): Click here for Robert Pittenger on other issues.
    No stance on record.
David Eugene Price on Social Security
Democratic Representative (NC-4): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for David Eugene Price 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)
  • Create Retirement Savings Accounts. (Aug 2000)
  • Rated 90% by the ARA, indicating a pro-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
Mel Watt on Social Security
Democratic Representative (NC-12): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Mel Watt 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)
  • Changing Social Security disproportionately affects women. (May 2001)
  • Rated 100% by the ARA, indicating a pro-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Elizabeth Dole on Social Security
Republican Sr Senator: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Elizabeth Dole on other issues.
  • “Catch-up” IRA contributions, faster vesting, & portability. (Aug 1999)
  • Voted YES on establishing reserve funds & pre-funding for Social Security. (Mar 2007)
  • Rated 0% by the ARA, indicating an anti-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
Mike Easley on Social Security
Democratic NC Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Mike Easley on other issues.
  • Maintain long-term solvency of Social Security and Medicare. (Aug 2001)
Bev Perdue on Social Security
North Carolina Governor: Click here for Bev Perdue on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Brad Miller on Social Security
Democratic Representative (NC-13): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Brad Miller on other issues.
  • Rated 100% by the ARA, indicating a pro-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Reject privatization; don't raise the retirement age. (Aug 2010)
Sue Myrick on Social Security
Republican Representative (NC-9): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Sue Myrick on other issues.
  • Voted YES on raising 401(k) limits & making pension plans more portable. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on strengthening the Social Security Lockbox. (May 1999)
  • Create personal retirement accounts within Social Security. (Jul 2000)
  • Rated 10% by the ARA, indicating an anti-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Reduce taxes on Social Security earnings. (Sep 1994)
  • Supported pension reform and tax credits for long-term care. (Jul 1999)
Heath Shuler on Social Security
Democrat: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Heath Shuler on other issues.
  • No privatizing nor dismantling. (Nov 2006)
  • Strengthen Trust Funds and take them off-budget. (May 2001)
James Hunt on Social Security
Former Democrat Governor (1993-2000): Click here for the full quote OR click here for James Hunt on other issues.
  • Maintain federal funding of Social Services Block Grants. (Sep 1999)
Frank Ballance on Social Security
Democrat (Until 2004) (District 1): Click here for Frank Ballance on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Erskine Bowles on Social Security
2004 former Democrat challenger; former W.H. Chief of Staff: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Erskine Bowles on other issues.
  • Fight against privatization. (Aug 2004)
Eva Clayton on Social Security
Democrat (Until 2004) (District 1): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Eva Clayton 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)
  • Changing Social Security disproportionately affects women. (May 2001)
  • Supported pension reform and tax credits for long-term care. (Jul 1999)
John Edwards on Social Security
Former Democrat Senator; retired to run for President, 2004: Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for John Edwards on other issues.
  • Raise the cap on Social Security taxes. (Jan 2008)
  • Don’t privatize; reduce benefits; nor raise retirement age. (Nov 2007)
  • Buffer zone from $97K to $200K, then lift cap above $200K. (Nov 2007)
  • Raise cap with “protective zone” from $97K to $200K. (Sep 2007)
  • We can’t grow our way out of Social Security crisis. (Sep 2007)
  • Social Security has lifted 13M seniors out of poverty. (Apr 2007)
  • Maybe raise the cap from $90,000, or eliminate the cap. (Feb 2007)
  • We have social contract to not raise retirement age. (Feb 2007)
  • Don’t divert payroll taxes to private accounts. (Mar 2004)
  • Keep stock market out of Social Security. (Sep 2003)
  • Federal match for every dollar put into savings. (Sep 2003)
  • Voted NO on using the Social Security Surplus to fund tax reductions. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted NO on Social Security Lockbox & limiting national debt. (Apr 1999)
  • Create Retirement Savings Accounts. (Aug 2000)
  • Rated 100% by the ARA, indicating a pro-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
Lauch Faircloth on Social Security
Republican Senator (Former): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Lauch Faircloth on other issues.
  • 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)
David Funderburk on Social Security
Republican Former (1994-) (District 2): Click here for the full quote OR click here for David Funderburk on other issues.
  • Reduce taxes on Social Security earnings. (Sep 1994)
Fred Heineman on Social Security
Republican Former (1994-) (District 4): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Fred Heineman on other issues.
  • Reduce taxes on Social Security earnings. (Sep 1994)
Jesse Helms on Social Security
Former Republican Senator: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Jesse Helms on other issues.
  • Voted YES on Social Security Lockbox & limiting national debt. (Apr 1999)
  • Voted YES on allowing personal retirement accounts. (Apr 1998)
  • Voted YES on deducting Social Security payments on income taxes. (May 1996)
Cass Ballenger on Social Security
Republican (District 10): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Cass Ballenger 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)
Richard Burr on Social Security
Sr Senator; previously Republican Rep (NC-5): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Richard Burr on other issues.
  • Voted YES on establishing reserve funds & pre-funding for Social Security. (Mar 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)
  • Rated 10% by the ARA, indicating an anti-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Supports private retirement accounts. (Aug 2010)
  • Reduce taxes on Social Security earnings. (Sep 1994)
Cal Cunningham on Social Security
2010 Democratic challenger; previously State Senator: Click here for Cal Cunningham on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Elizabeth Dole on Social Security
Republican Sr Senator: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Elizabeth Dole on other issues.
  • “Catch-up” IRA contributions, faster vesting, & portability. (Aug 1999)
  • Voted YES on establishing reserve funds & pre-funding for Social Security. (Mar 2007)
  • Rated 0% by the ARA, indicating an anti-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
Bob Etheridge on Social Security
Democratic Representative (NC-2): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Bob Etheridge 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)
  • Create Retirement Savings Accounts. (Aug 2000)
  • Reject proposals for private saving accounts. (May 2002)
  • Rated 90% by the ARA, indicating a pro-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
Robin Hayes on Social Security
Republican Representative (NC-8): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Robin Hayes 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)
Bill Hefner on Social Security
Democrat (District 8): Click here for Bill Hefner on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Elaine Marshall on Social Security
2010 Democratic Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Elaine Marshall on other issues.
  • Stand firm against risky privatization schemes. (Jul 2010)
  • Opposes private retirement accounts. (Aug 2010)
  • Reject privatization; don't raise the retirement age. (Aug 2010)
Jim Neal on Social Security
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jim Neal on other issues.
  • Protect Social Security from privatization schemes. (Mar 2008)
Charles Taylor on Social Security
Republican (District 11): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Charles Taylor 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 10% by the ARA, indicating an anti-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Reduce taxes on Social Security earnings. (Sep 1994)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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