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Peter Shumlin on Social Security
Democratic Governor: Click here for Peter Shumlin on other issues.
    No stance on record.

Senate:

VT 2012: 2012 Vermont Senate Debates


Patrick Leahy on Social Security
Democratic Sr Senator (VT): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Patrick Leahy 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)
  • Sponsored keeping CPI for benefits instead of lower "Chained CPI". (Jun 2013)
John MacGovern on Social Security
Republican challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for John MacGovern on other issues.
  • Serious and courageous reforms of Social Security. (Aug 2012)
Bernie Sanders on Social Security
Socialist Jr Senator; previously Representative (VT-At-Large): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Bernie Sanders on other issues.
  • Despite GOP rhetoric, Social Security is NOT going bankrupt. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted NO on establishing reserve funds & pre-funding for Social Security. (Mar 2007)
  • 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)
  • Sponsored keeping CPI for benefits instead of lower "Chained CPI". (Apr 2013)

House:


Peter Welch on Social Security
Democrat: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Peter Welch on other issues.
  • Fight the ideological agenda of privatization. (Nov 2006)
  • Sponsored keeping CPI for benefits instead of lower "Chained CPI". (Apr 2013)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Howard Dean-Gov on Social Security
Former Democratic Governor (2005-2008); pres. candidate 2004: Click here for Howard Dean-Gov on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jim Douglas on Social Security
Republican VT Governor: Click here for Jim Douglas on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jim Jeffords on Social Security
Independent Jr Senator (VT, retiring 2006): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Jim Jeffords on other issues.
  • Raise FICA on rich; support lock-box. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted YES on Social Security Lockbox & limiting national debt. (Apr 1999)
  • 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)
  • Supports individual savings accounts and work incentives. (Sep 1998)
Jack McMullen on Social Security
2004 former Republican challenger: Click here for Jack McMullen on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Len Britton on Social Security
2010 Republican Challenger: Click here for Len Britton on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Larry Drown on Social Security
Democratic challenger: Click here for Larry Drown on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Daniel Freilich on Social Security
2010 Independent Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Daniel Freilich on other issues.
  • Don't privatize Social Security. (Mar 2010)
Greg Parke on Social Security
Republican challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Greg Parke on other issues.
  • System is broken and we have to fix it by providing choice. (Jan 2006)
Richard Tarrant on Social Security
Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Richard Tarrant on other issues.
  • There is no Social Security Trust Fund. (Sep 2006)
Bernie Sanders on Social Security
Socialist Jr Senator; previously Representative (VT-At-Large): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Bernie Sanders on other issues.
  • Despite GOP rhetoric, Social Security is NOT going bankrupt. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted NO on establishing reserve funds & pre-funding for Social Security. (Mar 2007)
  • 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)
  • Sponsored keeping CPI for benefits instead of lower "Chained CPI". (Apr 2013)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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