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Joe Kennedy III on Social Security

 

 


No means testing; no age changes; no privatization

When it comes to Social Security, we must be vigilant in our efforts to ensure that it remains solvent for those who need it most. I believe we can do this without means testing or raising the retirement age. I will always stand up to efforts to privatize the program and will work to protect our seniors from unfair and devastating cuts to the retirement benefits they have earned and deserve.
Source: 2012 House campaign website, joekennedy2012.com, "Issues" , Nov 6, 2012

Rated 100% by ARA, indicating a pro-Trust Fund stance.

Kennedy scores 100% 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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