State of New York Archives: on Social Security


Elise Stefanik: Entitlements are in jeopardy of going bankrupt

Our national debt is now more than $17 trillion--and growing each day. That means our future generations are already saddled with crushing debt, and the programs that seniors count on are in jeopardy of going bankrupt in the near future, including Social Security and other entitlement programs. But still Congress refuses to take meaningful action.

As a small businesswoman, Elise will be a strong voice for fiscal responsibility, and will curb the unthinkable government waste that exists in Washington today. She understands we must address the existing underlying problems in Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid in order to protect and preserve these programs for seniors and those who need them.

Source: 2014 N. Y. House campaign website, EliseForCongress.com Nov 4, 2014

Lee Zeldin: Make tough decisions to reform entitlements

Tough decisions must be made to reform entitlement programs in order to address our nation's growing debt. But those decisions must not deny current beneficiaries the support they have relied upon for their golden years.
Source: 2014 N. Y. House campaign website, ZeldinForCongress.com Nov 4, 2014

John Katko: Honor our promise, but personal retirement accounts ok

Q: Do you support allowing individuals to divert a portion of their Social Security taxes into personal retirement accounts?

A: Yes. But Social Security and Medicare are a sacred promise that must be honored. Always.

Source: VoteSmart 2014 N. Y. Congressional Political Courage Test Aug 30, 2014

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2020 Presidential contenders on Social Security:
  Democrats running for President:
Sen.Michael Bennet (D-CO)
V.P.Joe Biden (D-DE)
Mayor Mike Bloomberg (I-NYC)
Gov.Steve Bullock (D-MT)
Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D-IN)
Sen.Cory Booker (D-NJ)
Secy.Julian Castro (D-TX)
Gov.Lincoln Chafee (L-RI)
Rep.John Delaney (D-MD)
Rep.Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI)
Sen.Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)
Gov.Deval Patrick (D-MA)
Sen.Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
CEO Tom Steyer (D-CA)
Sen.Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)
Marianne Williamson (D-CA)
CEO Andrew Yang (D-NY)

2020 Third Party Candidates:
Rep.Justin Amash (L-MI)
CEO Don Blankenship (C-WV)
Gov.Lincoln Chafee (L-RI)
Howie Hawkins (G-NY)
Gov.Gary Johnson(L-NM)
Howard Schultz(I-WA)
Gov.Jesse Ventura (I-MN)
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Sen.Ted Cruz(R-TX)
Gov.Larry Hogan (R-MD)
Gov.John Kasich(R-OH)
V.P.Mike Pence(R-IN)
Gov.Mark Sanford (R-SC)
Pres.Donald Trump(R-NY)
Rep.Joe Walsh (R-IL)
Gov.Bill Weld(R-MA & L-NY)

2020 Withdrawn Democratic Candidates:
Sen.Stacey Abrams (D-GA)
Mayor Bill de Blasio (D-NYC)
Sen.Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)
Sen.Mike Gravel (D-AK)
Sen.Kamala Harris (D-CA)
Gov.John Hickenlooper (D-CO)
Gov.Jay Inslee (D-WA)
Mayor Wayne Messam (D-FL)
Rep.Seth Moulton (D-MA)
Rep.Beto O`Rourke (D-TX)
Rep.Tim Ryan (D-CA)
Adm.Joe Sestak (D-PA)
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