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Governor, Mayors and Pundits:


Mike Bloomberg on Social Security
Mayor of New York City (Independent): Click here for Mike Bloomberg on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Andrew Cuomo on Social Security
Democratic Governor: Click here for Andrew Cuomo on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bill de Blasio on Social Security
Democrat: Click here for Bill de Blasio on other issues.
    No stance on record.

Senate:


Colia Clark on Social Security
Green Senate challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Colia Clark on other issues.
  • Public protections should not be privatized and subject risk. (May 2012)
Kirsten Gillibrand on Social Security
Democratic Jr Senator (NY): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Kirsten Gillibrand on other issues.
  • Against privatization. (Nov 2006)
  • Strengthen Trust Funds and take them off-budget. (May 2001)
  • Opposes private retirement accounts. (Aug 2010)
  • Reject privatization; don't raise the retirement age. (Aug 2010)
  • Sponsored keeping CPI for benefits instead of lower "Chained CPI". (Apr 2013)
Wendy Long on Social Security
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for Wendy Long on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Scott Noren on Social Security
Independent Challenger: Click here for Scott Noren on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Charles Schumer on Social Security
Democratic Sr Senator (NY): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Charles Schumer on other issues.
  • Voted NO on establishing reserve funds & pre-funding for Social Security. (Mar 2007)
  • 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)
  • Voted NO on putting 90% of any budget surplus toward Social Security. (Sep 1998)
  • Rated 90% by the ARA, indicating a pro-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)

House:


Timothy Bishop on Social Security
Democratic Representative (NY-1): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Timothy Bishop on other issues.
  • Rated 100% by the ARA, indicating a pro-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
Ann Marie Buerkle on Social Security
Republican (District 25): Click here for Ann Marie Buerkle on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Yvette Clarke on Social Security
Democrat: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Yvette Clarke on other issues.
  • Reject privatization; don't raise the retirement age. (Aug 2010)
  • Exclude Medicare and Social Security from deficit reduction. (Aug 2011)
  • Sponsored keeping CPI for benefits instead of lower "Chained CPI". (May 2013)
Chris Collins on Social Security
Republican (District 27): Click here for Chris Collins on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Joseph Crowley on Social Security
Democratic Representative (NY-7): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Joseph Crowley 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 YES on strengthening the Social Security Lockbox. (May 1999)
  • Create Retirement Savings Accounts. (Aug 2000)
  • Changing Social Security disproportionately affects women. (May 2001)
  • Reject proposals for private saving accounts. (May 2002)
  • Rated 100% by the ARA, indicating a pro-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • No severe changes; no privatization. (Feb 2010)
  • Reject privatization; don't raise the retirement age. (Aug 2010)
Eliot Engel on Social Security
Democrat/Liberal Representative (NY-17): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Eliot Engel 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 YES on strengthening the Social Security Lockbox. (May 1999)
  • Create Retirement Savings Accounts. (Aug 2000)
  • Changing Social Security disproportionately affects women. (May 2001)
  • Rated 100% by the ARA, indicating a pro-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Reject privatization; don't raise the retirement age. (Aug 2010)
Chris Gibson on Social Security
Republican (District 19): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Chris Gibson on other issues.
  • Don't privatize; don't raise the retirement age. (Nov 2010)
  • Don't privatize; don't raise the retirement age. (Nov 2010)
  • Opposes privatizing Social Security. (Nov 2010)
Michael Grimm on Social Security
Republican (District 11): Click here for Michael Grimm on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Richard Hanna on Social Security
Republican (District 22): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Richard Hanna on other issues.
  • Opposes privatizing Social Security. (Nov 2010)
Nan Hayworth on Social Security
Republican (District 19): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Nan Hayworth on other issues.
  • Investment and savings options to prepare for retirement. (Nov 2010)
  • Supports privatizing Social Security. (Nov 2010)
Brian Higgins on Social Security
Democratic Representative (NY-27): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Brian Higgins on other issues.
  • Bush raided the Social Security trust fund for tax cuts. (Nov 2004)
  • Create Retirement Savings Accounts. (Aug 2000)
  • No severe changes; no privatization. (Feb 2010)
  • Reject privatization; don't raise the retirement age. (Aug 2010)
  • Sponsored keeping CPI for benefits instead of lower "Chained CPI". (Apr 2013)
Kathy Hochul on Social Security
Democrat (District 26): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Kathy Hochul on other issues.
  • Endorsed by National Committee to Preserve Social Security. (May 2011)
  • by NCPSSM indicating a pro-Social Security stance. (Jul 2012)
Steve Israel on Social Security
Democratic Representative (NY-2): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Steve Israel on other issues.
  • Voted YES on raising 401(k) limits & making pension plans more portable. (May 2001)
  • Create Retirement Savings Accounts. (Aug 2000)
  • Strengthen Trust Funds and take them off-budget. (May 2001)
  • Reject proposals for private saving accounts. (May 2002)
  • Rated 80% by the ARA, indicating a pro-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Reject privatization; don't raise the retirement age. (Aug 2010)
Hakeem Jeffries on Social Security
Democrat (District 8): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Hakeem Jeffries on other issues.
  • Fight right-wing efforts to destroy critical programs. (Nov 2012)
Peter King on Social Security
Rep./Ind./Cons./Right-To-Life Representative (NY-3): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Peter King on other issues.
  • Strong supporter of preserving Social Security. (Sep 2013)
  • 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)
Nita Lowey on Social Security
Democratic Representative (NY-18): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Nita Lowey 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 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)
  • Reject privatization; don't raise the retirement age. (Aug 2010)
  • Sponsored keeping CPI for benefits instead of lower "Chained CPI". (Jun 2013)
  • Supported pension reform and tax credits for long-term care. (Jul 1999)
Dan Maffei on Social Security
Democrat (District 24): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Dan Maffei on other issues.
  • Reject privatization; don't raise the retirement age. (Aug 2010)
  • Sponsored keeping CPI for benefits instead of lower "Chained CPI". (Apr 2013)
Carolyn Maloney on Social Security
Democrat/Liberal Representative (NY-14): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Carolyn Maloney 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 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)
  • Reject privatization; don't raise the retirement age. (Aug 2010)
  • Exclude Medicare and Social Security from deficit reduction. (Aug 2011)
  • Supported pension reform and tax credits for long-term care. (Jul 1999)
Sean Maloney on Social Security
Democrat (District 18): Click here for Sean Maloney on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Carolyn McCarthy on Social Security
Dem./Ind./Working-Families (NY-4): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Carolyn McCarthy 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 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)
  • Reject privatization; don't raise the retirement age. (Aug 2010)
  • Sponsored keeping CPI for benefits instead of lower "Chained CPI". (May 2013)
  • Supported pension reform and tax credits for long-term care. (Jul 1999)
Gregory Meeks on Social Security
Dem./Working-Families (NY-6): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Gregory Meeks 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)
  • Reject privatization; don't raise the retirement age. (Aug 2010)
Grace Meng on Social Security
Democrat (District 6): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Grace Meng on other issues.
  • Protect long-term solvency through increased tax fairness. (Nov 2012)
  • Opposes personal retirement accounts. (Sep 2012)
  • Sponsored keeping CPI for benefits instead of lower "Chained CPI". (Jun 2013)
Jerrold Nadler on Social Security
Dem./Lib./Working-Families (NY-8): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Jerrold Nadler 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 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)
  • Reject privatization; don't raise the retirement age. (Aug 2010)
  • Exclude Medicare and Social Security from deficit reduction. (Aug 2011)
  • Sponsored keeping CPI for benefits instead of lower "Chained CPI". (Apr 2013)
Bill Owens on Social Security
Democratic Representative (NY-23): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bill Owens on other issues.
  • Reject privatization; don't raise the retirement age. (Aug 2010)
Charles Rangel on Social Security
Dem./Lib./Working-Families: Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Charles Rangel on other issues.
  • Social Security isn't bankrupt; no need to privatize. (Aug 2008)
  • Changing Social Security disproportionately affects women. (May 2001)
  • Reject proposals for private saving accounts. (May 2002)
  • Reject privatization; don't raise the retirement age. (Aug 2010)
  • Exclude Medicare and Social Security from deficit reduction. (Aug 2011)
  • Sponsored keeping CPI for benefits instead of lower "Chained CPI". (May 2013)
Tom Reed on Social Security
Republican (District 23): Click here for Tom Reed on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jose Serrano on Social Security
Democrat/Liberal Representative (NY-16): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Jose Serrano 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)
  • Reject proposals for private saving accounts. (May 2002)
  • Rated 100% by the ARA, indicating a pro-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Reject privatization; don't raise the retirement age. (Aug 2010)
  • Exclude Medicare and Social Security from deficit reduction. (Aug 2011)
  • Sponsored keeping CPI for benefits instead of lower "Chained CPI". (Apr 2013)
Louise Slaughter on Social Security
Democratic Representative (NY-28): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Louise Slaughter 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)
  • Exclude Medicare and Social Security from deficit reduction. (Aug 2011)
  • Supported pension reform and tax credits for long-term care. (Jul 1999)
Paul Tonko on Social Security
Democrat (District 20): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Paul Tonko on other issues.
  • Reject privatization; don't raise the retirement age. (Aug 2010)
  • Exclude Medicare and Social Security from deficit reduction. (Aug 2011)
  • Sponsored keeping CPI for benefits instead of lower "Chained CPI". (Apr 2013)
Ed Towns on Social Security
Democrat/Liberal Representative (NY-10): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Ed Towns 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)
  • Reject proposals for private saving accounts. (May 2002)
  • Rated 90% by the ARA, indicating a pro-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Reject privatization; don't raise the retirement age. (Aug 2010)
  • Exclude Medicare and Social Security from deficit reduction. (Aug 2011)
Nydia Velazquez on Social Security
Democrat/Working-Families Representative (NY-12): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Nydia Velazquez 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 100% by the ARA, indicating a pro-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Reject privatization; don't raise the retirement age. (Aug 2010)
  • Sponsored keeping CPI for benefits instead of lower "Chained CPI". (Apr 2013)
  • Supported pension reform and tax credits for long-term care. (Jul 1999)

Former candidates & officeholders:


George Pataki on Social Security
Republican NY Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for George Pataki on other issues.
  • Maintain long-term solvency of Social Security and Medicare. (Aug 2001)
  • Supports individual savings accounts and work incentives. (Sep 1998)
David Paterson on Social Security
Democratic Governor (NY): Click here for David Paterson on other issues.
    No stance on record.
George Maragos on Social Security
2012 Republican Primary Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for George Maragos on other issues.
  • Protect our sacred commitment to our seniors. (May 2012)
Bob Turner on Social Security
2012 Republican Senate Primary Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bob Turner on other issues.
  • Oppose efforts to privatize or bankrupt the system. (Sep 2011)
Gary Ackerman on Social Security
Dem./Ind./Lib./Working-Fam. (NY-5): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Gary Ackerman 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)
  • Reject proposals for private saving accounts. (May 2002)
  • Rated 100% by the ARA, indicating a pro-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Reject privatization; don't raise the retirement age. (Aug 2010)
Maurice Hinchey on Social Security
Dem./Ind./Lib./Working-Fam. Representative (NY-22): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Maurice Hinchey on other issues.
  • Voted NO 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)
  • Reject proposals for private saving accounts. (May 2002)
  • Rated 100% by the ARA, indicating a pro-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Reject privatization; don't raise the retirement age. (Aug 2010)
  • Exclude Medicare and Social Security from deficit reduction. (Aug 2011)
Chris Lee on Social Security
Republican (Resigned 2011) (District 26): Click here for Chris Lee on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bob Turner on Social Security
Former Republican (District 9): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bob Turner on other issues.
  • Oppose efforts to privatize or bankrupt the system. (Sep 2011)
Rudy Giuliani on Social Security
Former Mayor of NYC: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Rudy Giuliani on other issues.
  • Supports adding private accounts for Social Security. (Oct 2007)
  • Get a consensus behind private accounts. (Oct 2007)
  • FactCheck: Hillary never proposed giving $1000 to everybody. (Oct 2007)
  • Trust me on Social Security reform, but no details yet. (Aug 2007)
Carl McCall on Social Security
2002 Democratic Challenger NY Governor: Click here for Carl McCall on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Eliot Spitzer on Social Security
Former Democratc Governor (2007-2008): Click here for Eliot Spitzer on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Anthony Weiner on Social Security
Former Democrat(Resigned 2011) (District 9): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Anthony Weiner 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 YES on strengthening the Social Security Lockbox. (May 1999)
  • Rated 100% by the ARA, indicating a pro-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Reject privatization; don't raise the retirement age. (Aug 2010)
Michael Benjamin on Social Security
Former Republican Challenger (2004): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Michael Benjamin on other issues.
  • Keep promised benefits via Personal Retirement Accounts. (Aug 2003)
Ed Cox on Social Security
Former Republican Challenger (withdrew Jan. 2006): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Ed Cox on other issues.
  • Supports private accounts and the ownership society. (Jan 2006)
Al D'Amato on Social Security
Former Republican Jr Senator: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Al D'Amato on other issues.
  • Voted YES on allowing Roth IRAs for retirees. (May 1998)
  • Voted NO on allowing personal retirement accounts. (Apr 1998)
  • Voted YES on deducting Social Security payments on income taxes. (May 1996)
Harold Ford on Social Security
2010 Democratic Primary Challenger; previously US Rep (TN): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Harold Ford on other issues.
  • Privatization will not enhance solvency. (Sep 2006)
  • 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)
  • Changing Social Security disproportionately affects women. (May 2001)
  • Rated 88% by the ARA, indicating a pro-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
Daniel Frisa on Social Security
Republican Former (1994-) (District 4): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Daniel Frisa on other issues.
  • Reduce taxes on Social Security earnings. (Sep 1994)
Rudy Giuliani on Social Security
2000 Former Republican Candidate: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Rudy Giuliani on other issues.
  • Supports adding private accounts for Social Security. (Oct 2007)
  • Get a consensus behind private accounts. (Oct 2007)
  • FactCheck: Hillary never proposed giving $1000 to everybody. (Oct 2007)
  • Trust me on Social Security reform, but no details yet. (Aug 2007)
Abe Hirschfeld on Social Security
2004 former Builders Party Senate challenger: Click here for Abe Hirschfeld on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Sue Kelly on Social Security
Republican (until 2007) (District 19): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Sue Kelly 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)
  • Supports individual savings accounts and work incentives. (Sep 1998)
  • Supported pension reform and tax credits for long-term care. (Jul 1999)
John LaFalce on Social Security
Democrat/Ind./Lib. (Until 2004 (District 29): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for John LaFalce on other issues.
  • Voted NO 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)
David McReynolds on Social Security
2004 Green Senate challenger (NY); 2000 Socialist for Pres.: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for David McReynolds on other issues.
  • Supports raising payroll tax; plus Lockbox. (May 2000)
  • More graduated taxes to pay for Social Security. (Jan 2000)
Howard Mills on Social Security
2004 former Republican Senate challenger (NY): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Howard Mills on other issues.
  • Invest up to 5% of payroll tax in personal accounts. (Aug 2004)
Susan Molinari on Social Security
Republican Former (1994-) (District 13): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Susan Molinari on other issues.
  • Reduce taxes on Social Security earnings. (Sep 1994)
Pat Moynihan on Social Security
Democratic Senator (Former): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Pat Moynihan on other issues.
  • 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)
Major Owens on Social Security
Democrat (until 2007) (District 11): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Major Owens on other issues.
  • Voted NO 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)
  • Reject proposals for private saving accounts. (May 2002)
  • Rated 100% by the ARA, indicating a pro-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
Bill Paxon on Social Security
Republican Former (1994-) (District 27): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bill Paxon on other issues.
  • Reduce taxes on Social Security earnings. (Sep 1994)
Gerald Solomon on Social Security
Republican Former (1994-) (District 22): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Gerald Solomon on other issues.
  • Reduce taxes on Social Security earnings. (Sep 1994)
Michael Arcuri on Social Security
Democrat: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Michael Arcuri on other issues.
  • Strengthen Trust Funds and take them off-budget. (May 2001)
  • Reject privatization; don't raise the retirement age. (Aug 2010)
Gary Bernsten on Social Security
2010 Republican Primary Challenger: Click here for Gary Bernsten on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Sherry Boehlert on Social Security
Republican/Independence (District 23): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Sherry Boehlert 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)
  • Supports individual savings accounts and work incentives. (Sep 1998)
Hillary Clinton on Social Security
Secretary of State; previously Democratic Senator (NY): Click here for 18 full quotes OR click here for Hillary Clinton on other issues.
  • No lifting cap on payroll tax; that taxes middle class. (Apr 2008)
  • Bipartisan commission, like in 1983, to address crisis. (Apr 2008)
  • FactCheck: No, teachers & police won’t pay if cap over $102K. (Apr 2008)
  • FactCheck: Yes, removing $97,500 cap affects middle-class. (Nov 2007)
  • Have a bipartisan commission on Social Security and its tax. (Oct 2007)
  • 1997: Hillary warned against privatizing Social Security. (Oct 2007)
  • $1000 matching tax credit for first $1000 in 401(k) deposit. (Oct 2007)
  • Solvent until 2055 under Bill Clinton; now has lost 14 years. (Sep 2007)
  • Nothing else on table until fiscal responsibility returns. (Sep 2007)
  • Make sure nobody ever tries to privatize Social Security. (Aug 2007)
  • Soc.Sec. one of greatest inventions in American democracy. (Oct 2006)
  • Social Security protects families, not just retirees. (Feb 1999)
  • All should join the debate now to preserve future solvency. (Feb 1999)
  • Respect unique power of government to meet social needs. (Sep 1996)
  • Elderly poor are hit hardest by delays in COLA increases. (Jun 1994)
  • Voted NO on establishing reserve funds & pre-funding for Social Security. (Mar 2007)
  • Create Retirement Savings Accounts. (Aug 2000)
  • Rated 100% by the ARA, indicating a pro-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
Joe DioGuardi on Social Security
2010 Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Joe DioGuardi on other issues.
  • Correct the notch problem to ensure fair retirement planning. (Jan 1987)
Michael Forbes on Social Security
Republican (retired) (District 1): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Michael Forbes on other issues.
  • 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)
Vito Fossella on Social Security
Rep./Cons./Right-To-Life Representative (NY-13): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Vito Fossella 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)
Benjamin Gilman on Social Security
Republican (District 20): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Benjamin Gilman 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)
  • Reduce taxes on Social Security earnings. (Sep 1994)
  • Supports individual savings accounts and work incentives. (Sep 1998)
Felix Grucci on Social Security
Republican (District 1): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Felix Grucci on other issues.
  • Voted YES on raising 401(k) limits & making pension plans more portable. (May 2001)
John Hall on Social Security
Democrat: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for John Hall on other issues.
  • We must preserve Social Security, not dismantle it. (Nov 2006)
  • Reject privatization; don't raise the retirement age. (Aug 2010)
Howie Hawkins on Social Security
Green Challenger: Click here for Howie Hawkins on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Amo Houghton on Social Security
Republican/Conservative (District 31): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Amo Houghton 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 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)
  • Supports individual savings accounts and work incentives. (Sep 1998)
Caroline Kennedy on Social Security
Former Democratic candidate (2008): Click here for Caroline Kennedy on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Randy Kuhl on Social Security
Republican Representative (NY-29): Click here for Randy Kuhl on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Rick Lazio on Social Security
Republican/Cons. (District 2): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Rick Lazio on other issues.
  • Invest Social Security funds; privately or via Trust Fund. (Jul 1998)
  • 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)
Eric Massa on Social Security
Democrat (until 2010) (District 29): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Eric Massa on other issues.
  • Privatizing gambles your retirement on Wall Street. (Nov 2008)
KT McFarland on Social Security
Republican Challenger: Click here for KT McFarland on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Mike McMahon on Social Security
Democrat (until 2010) (District 13): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Mike McMahon on other issues.
  • Privatized investment accounts are simply unacceptable. (Nov 2008)
Michael McNulty on Social Security
Democratic/Ind./Cons. Representative (NY-21): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Michael McNulty 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)
  • Reject proposals for private saving accounts. (May 2002)
  • Rated 100% by the ARA, indicating a pro-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
Scott Murphy on Social Security
Democrat (until 2010) (District 20): Click here for Scott Murphy on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Marilyn O`Grady on Social Security
2004 former Conservative Party challenger: Click here for Marilyn O`Grady on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jeanine Pirro on Social Security
Republican challenger; District Attorney: Click here for Jeanine Pirro on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jack Quinn on Social Security
Republican/Ind./Cons. (District 30): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Jack Quinn 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)
  • Supports individual savings accounts and work incentives. (Sep 1998)
Thomas Reynolds on Social Security
Republican/Conservative Representative (NY-26): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Thomas Reynolds 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)
John Spencer on Social Security
Republican Challenger, previously Mayor of Yonkers: Click here for the full quote OR click here for John Spencer on other issues.
  • Allow people private control over their own Soc. Sec. money. (Oct 2006)
John Sweeney on Social Security
Republican/Conservative (District 22): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for John Sweeney 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)
Jay Townsend on Social Security
Republican Challenger (2010): Click here for Jay Townsend on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jim Walsh on Social Security
Rep./Ind./Conservative Representative (NY-25): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Jim Walsh 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)
  • Supports individual savings accounts and work incentives. (Sep 1998)
Kirsten Gillibrand on Social Security
Democratic Jr Senator (NY): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Kirsten Gillibrand on other issues.
  • Against privatization. (Nov 2006)
  • Strengthen Trust Funds and take them off-budget. (May 2001)
  • Opposes private retirement accounts. (Aug 2010)
  • Reject privatization; don't raise the retirement age. (Aug 2010)
  • Sponsored keeping CPI for benefits instead of lower "Chained CPI". (Apr 2013)
John McHugh on Social Security
Republican/Conservative Representative (NY-23): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for John McHugh 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 22% by the ARA, indicating an anti-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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