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Scott Walker on Social Security
Republican Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Scott Walker on other issues.
  • Increase public employee pension payments to 5%. (Feb 2011)

Senate:

WI 2012: 2012 Wisconsin Senate Debates


Tammy Baldwin on Social Security
Democratic Representative (WI-2): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Tammy Baldwin 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)
  • Supported pension reform and tax credits for long-term care. (Jul 1999)
Ron Johnson on Social Security
Republican Sr Senator: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Ron Johnson on other issues.
  • Social Security is a giant Ponzi scheme. (Aug 2010)
Herbert Kohl on Social Security
Democratic Sr Senator (WI): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Herbert Kohl 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)
  • Create Retirement Savings Accounts. (Aug 2000)
  • Rated 100% by the ARA, indicating a pro-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
John Schiess on Social Security
Republican Challenger (Lost primary): Click here for John Schiess on other issues.
    No stance on record.

House:


Sean Duffy on Social Security
Republican (District 7): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Sean Duffy on other issues.
  • No raising retirement age; no privatization. (Nov 2010)
  • Opposes privatizing Social Security. (Nov 2010)
Ron Kind on Social Security
Democratic Representative (WI-3): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Ron Kind 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)
  • No severe changes; no privatization. (Feb 2010)
Gwen Moore on Social Security
Democratic Representative (WI-4): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Gwen Moore on other issues.
  • No severe changes; no privatization. (Feb 2010)
  • Sponsored keeping CPI for benefits instead of lower "Chained CPI". (Apr 2013)
Tom Petri on Social Security
Republican Representative (WI-6): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Tom Petri 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 20% 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)
Mark Pocan on Social Security
Democrat (District 2): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Mark Pocan on other issues.
  • Lift the cap on earnings subject to payroll tax. (Nov 2012)
  • Sponsored keeping CPI for benefits instead of lower "Chained CPI". (Apr 2013)
Reid Ribble on Social Security
Republican (District 8): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Reid Ribble on other issues.
  • Personalize accounts & stop raiding the Trust Fund. (Nov 2010)
  • Supports private retirement accounts. (Aug 2010)
Paul Ryan on Social Security
Republican nominee for Vice President; U.S. Rep. (WI-1): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Paul Ryan on other issues.
  • Federal employees pension contributions like private sector. (Mar 2013)
  • 60% of Americans get more benefits than they pay in taxes. (Jan 2013)
  • Voluntary privatization for younger workers. (Oct 2012)
  • Give millions a chance to prosper in investor class. (Aug 2012)
  • Enthusiastically promoted Bush's semi-privatization scheme. (Apr 2012)
  • Current policy is raid, ration, raise taxes, & deny problem. (Apr 2012)
  • Only younger members in Congress support reform. (Nov 2010)
  • Invest 1/3 of payroll tax in personal savings account. (Sep 2010)
  • Comprehensive model to restructure retirement accounts. (May 2010)
  • Road Map: invest 5.1% income into personal account. (Jul 2009)
  • Proposed bill to invest 50% of FICA in personal accounts. (Dec 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)
James Sensenbrenner on Social Security
Republican Representative (WI-5): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for James Sensenbrenner 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)
  • Reduce taxes on Social Security earnings. (Sep 1994)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Jim Doyle on Social Security
Democratic WI Governor: Click here for Jim Doyle on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Steve Kagen on Social Security
Democrat: Click here for Steve Kagen on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Ron Kind on Social Security
Democratic Representative (WI-3): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Ron Kind 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)
  • No severe changes; no privatization. (Feb 2010)
Mark Neumann on Social Security
Republican Challenger (Lost primary): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Mark Neumann on other issues.
  • Transition younger workers into personal savings system. (Jun 2012)
  • Reduce taxes on Social Security earnings. (Sep 1994)
Tommy Thompson on Social Security
Republican Challenger; previously HHS Secretary: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Tommy Thompson on other issues.
  • Make Social Security solvent. (Aug 2012)
Tammy Baldwin on Social Security
Democratic Representative (WI-2): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Tammy Baldwin 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)
  • Supported pension reform and tax credits for long-term care. (Jul 1999)
Tom Barrett on Social Security
Democrat (District 5): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Tom Barrett 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)
Scott McCallum on Social Security
Former Republican Governor (2001-2002): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Scott McCallum on other issues.
  • Maintain long-term solvency of Social Security and Medicare. (Aug 2001)
Ed Thompson on Social Security
Libertarian Challenger 2000: Click here for Ed Thompson on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Russ Darrow on Social Security
2004 former Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Russ Darrow on other issues.
  • Supports Personal Retirement Accounts. (Apr 2004)
Steve Gunderson on Social Security
Republican Former (1994-) (District 3): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Steve Gunderson on other issues.
  • Reduce taxes on Social Security earnings. (Sep 1994)
Jerry Kleczka on Social Security
Democrat (Until 2004) (District 4): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Jerry Kleczka 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)
Scott Klug on Social Security
Republican Former (1994-) (District 2): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Scott Klug on other issues.
  • Reduce taxes on Social Security earnings. (Sep 1994)
Tim Michels on Social Security
Former Republican Challenger (2006): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Tim Michels on other issues.
  • End the raid on Social Security. (Sep 2004)
Mark Neumann on Social Security
Republican Former (1994-) (District 1): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Mark Neumann on other issues.
  • Transition younger workers into personal savings system. (Jun 2012)
  • Reduce taxes on Social Security earnings. (Sep 1994)
Toby Roth on Social Security
Republican Former (1994-) (District 8): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Toby Roth on other issues.
  • Reduce taxes on Social Security earnings. (Sep 1994)
Russell Feingold on Social Security
Democratic Jr Senator (WI): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Russell Feingold 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)
Mark Green on Social Security
Republican (District 8): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Mark Green 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)
  • Invest surplus Trust Fund in market certificates. (Jan 2003)
  • Rated 0% by the ARA, indicating an anti-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
Steve Kagen on Social Security
Democrat: Click here for Steve Kagen on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Robert Lorge on Social Security
Republican challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Robert Lorge on other issues.
  • Invest a limited percentage in private investments. (Aug 2006)
  • Invest Social Security in municipal bonds, not federal ones. (Aug 2006)
David Obey on Social Security
Democratic Representative (WI-7): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for David Obey 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)
  • Rated 100% by the ARA, indicating a pro-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • No severe changes; no privatization. (Feb 2010)
David Redick on Social Security
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for David Redick on other issues.
  • Trust fund is deceptive--we’re really on pay-as-you-go now. (Jun 2006)
  • Privatizing should be option if over 40; obligatory if under. (Mar 2006)
  • Allow opting out of Social Security system partly or fully. (Feb 2006)
Rae Vogeler on Social Security
Green Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Rae Vogeler on other issues.
  • Oppose efforts to privatize Social Security. (Oct 2006)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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