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Cynthia Lummis on Social Security

 

 


Comprehensive overhaul of both Medicare & Social Security

Q: How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

A: I have been a strong advocate for comprehensive reform to overhaul both our Medicare and Social Security systems to make them viable for the long-term while modernizing the programs to meet the needs of today's retirees. While in the US House of Representatives, I proposed changes to Medicare and Social Security but they would not have impacted anyone currently receiving benefits or those paying into the programs. If we do nothing beneficiaries will see automatic cuts when the trusts run out of money. Or, worse still, the programs will cease to exist--putting current and future generations of retirees at great risk. As a U.S. Senator, I will be a fierce advocate for tackling Medicare and Social Security reform today instead of continuing to kick the can down the road. It's too important to Wyoming seniors and future generations to not fix these critical programs.

Source: AFA iVoterGuide on 2020 Wyoming Senate race , Nov 3, 2020

Rated 2% by ARA, indicating a pro-privatization stance.

Lummis scores 2% 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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