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Susana Martinez on Social Security
Republican Governor: Click here for Susana Martinez on other issues.
    No stance on record.

Senate:

NM 2014: 2014 NM Senate debate


Jeff Bingaman on Social Security
Democratic Sr Senator (NM): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Jeff Bingaman on other issues.
  • Voted NO on establishing reserve funds & pre-funding for Social Security. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on Social Security Lockbox & limiting national debt. (Apr 1999)
  • Voted NO on allowing Roth IRAs for retirees. (May 1998)
  • Voted NO on allowing personal retirement accounts. (Apr 1998)
  • Voted NO on deducting Social Security payments on income taxes. (May 1996)
  • Rated 90% by the ARA, indicating a pro-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Require small businesses to allow automatic IRA deposits. (Mar 2008)
Martin Heinrich on Social Security
Democratic Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Martin Heinrich on other issues.
  • Reject privatization; don't raise the retirement age. (Aug 2010)
  • by NCPSSM indicating a pro-Social Security stance. (Jul 2012)
John Sanchez on Social Security
Republican Challenger: Click here for John Sanchez on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Tom Udall on Social Security
Democratic Jr Senator; previously Representative (NM-3): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Tom Udall on other issues.
  • Privatization of Social Security is a very bad idea. (Oct 2008)
  • 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 100% by the ARA, indicating a pro-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
Heather Wilson on Social Security
Republican Representative (NM-1): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Heather Wilson 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)
  • Supported pension reform and tax credits for long-term care. (Jul 1999)

House:


Ben Ray Lujan on Social Security
Democrat (District 3): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Ben Ray Lujan on other issues.
  • Reject privatization; don't raise the retirement age. (Aug 2010)
Michelle Lujan-Grisham on Social Security
Democrat (District 1): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Michelle Lujan-Grisham on other issues.
  • Oppose any effort to privatize Social Security and Medicare. (Nov 2012)
  • Opposes personal retirement accounts. (Sep 2012)
  • Sponsored keeping CPI for benefits instead of lower "Chained CPI". (Jun 2013)
Steve Pearce on Social Security
Republican Representative (NM-2): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Steve Pearce on other issues.
  • We must improve the rates of return on Trust Fund. (Oct 2008)
  • Rated 0% by the ARA, indicating an anti-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Supports private retirement accounts. (Aug 2010)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Bill Richardson on Social Security
Democratic Governor (NM); Secretary of Commerce-Designee: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Bill Richardson on other issues.
  • Donít raise the cap; itís a 15% tax on middle class. (Sep 2007)
  • Stop talking about privatization; stop raiding trust fund. (Jul 2007)
  • Focus budget reform like Soc. Sec., avoiding future burden. (Nov 2005)
Hector Balderas on Social Security
Former Democratic Primary Challenger (2012): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Hector Balderas on other issues.
  • Oppose efforts to privatize Social Security. (Jan 2012)
Martin Heinrich on Social Security
Democrat (Senate run 2012) (District 1): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Martin Heinrich on other issues.
  • Reject privatization; don't raise the retirement age. (Aug 2010)
  • by NCPSSM indicating a pro-Social Security stance. (Jul 2012)
Gary Johnson on Social Security
Former Republican Governor (1995-2002): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Gary Johnson on other issues.
  • Raise the retirement age to 70 or 72. (Aug 2012)
  • A portion of Social Security ought to be privatized. (Aug 2012)
  • Replace the payroll tax with FairTax. (Feb 2012)
  • Raise the retirement age; plus means testing. (Aug 2011)
  • Reform all entitlements, including Social Security. (Jul 2011)
  • Open to personal accounts for Social Security. (Jul 2011)
  • Change escalator from wage-based to inflation-based. (May 2011)
  • Maintain long-term solvency of Social Security and Medicare. (Aug 2001)
Joe Carraro on Social Security
Former Republican Challenger (2006): Click here for Joe Carraro on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Joe Skeen on Social Security
Former Republican (District 2): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Joe Skeen 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)
  • Reduce taxes on Social Security earnings. (Sep 1994)
Gloria Tristani on Social Security
2002 Democratic Challenger (NM): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Gloria Tristani on other issues.
  • Fight any attempts at privatization. (Sep 2002)
Tom Benavides on Social Security
Republican challenger; previously state senator: Click here for Tom Benavides on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Pete Domenici on Social Security
Republican Sr Senator (NM): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Pete Domenici 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)
  • Voted NO on deducting Social Security payments on income taxes. (May 1996)
  • Rated 0% by the ARA, indicating an anti-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
Francesca Lobato on Social Security
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Francesca Lobato on other issues.
  • Middle class & poor subsidize Social Security for wealthy. (Feb 2006)
  • Privatization is irresponsible; stock market too volatile. (Feb 2006)
Allen McCulloch on Social Security
Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Allen McCulloch on other issues.
  • Invest payroll tax in stocks & bonds; decide individually. (Aug 2006)
Steve Pearce on Social Security
Republican Representative (NM-2): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Steve Pearce on other issues.
  • We must improve the rates of return on Trust Fund. (Oct 2008)
  • Rated 0% by the ARA, indicating an anti-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Supports private retirement accounts. (Aug 2010)
David Pfeffer on Social Security
Republican Challenger: Click here for David Pfeffer on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Harry Teague on Social Security
Democrat (until 2010) (District 2): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Harry Teague on other issues.
  • Reject privatization; don't raise the retirement age. (Aug 2010)
Tom Udall on Social Security
Democratic Jr Senator; previously Representative (NM-3): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Tom Udall on other issues.
  • Privatization of Social Security is a very bad idea. (Oct 2008)
  • 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 100% by the ARA, indicating a pro-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
Heather Wilson on Social Security
Republican Representative (NM-1): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Heather Wilson 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)
  • Supported pension reform and tax credits for long-term care. (Jul 1999)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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