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Tom Price on Social Security

Republican Representative (GA-6)

 


Supports major cutbacks to Social Security

The conservative Georgia doctor has long been a proponent of major cutbacks to Social Security. "So all the kinds of things you know about--whether it's means testing, whether it's increasing the age of eligibility, whether it's providing much greater choices for individuals to voluntarily select the kind of manner in which they believe they ought to be able to invest their working dollars as they go through their lifetime. All those things ought to be on the table and discussed."
Source: Forbes Magazine on 2019-20 Georgia 2-year Senate race , Mar 10, 2017

Let employers to band together to offer 401(k)s

Private-sector workers save for retirement in a number of different ways, including through Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) and employer-provided 401(k) pension plans. Participants and sponsors of pension plans and other retirement savings plans receive tax preferences to encourage retirement savings opportunities.
Source: A Better Way: Our Vision for Upward Mobility (GOP Blueprint) , Jun 7, 2016

Rated 3% by ARA, indicating a pro-privatization stance.

Price scores 3% Alliance for Retired Americans

Scoring system for 2014: Ranges from 0% (supports privatization and other market-based reforms) to 100% (supports keeping federal control over Trust Fund and Social Security system).

About ARA (from their website, www.RetiredAmericans.org):

The Alliance for Retired Americans is a nationwide organization, founded in May 2001, with now over 4.2 million members working together to make their voices heard in the laws, policies, politics, and institutions that shape our lives. The mission of the Alliance for Retired Americans is to ensure social and economic justice and full civil rights for all citizens so that they may enjoy lives of dignity, personal and family fulfillment and security.

Source: ARA lifetime rating on incumbents of 113th Congress 14_ARA on Jan 1, 2013

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