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Martha McSally's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Office: U.S. House (AZ) - District 2, Republican
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Martha McSally has refused to provide voters with positions on key issues covered by the 2014 Political Courage Test, despite repeated requests. Martha McSally is still welcome to submit the test at any time.

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Issue Positions

In response to the increasing unwillingness of candidates to answer issue questions, Project Vote Smart has researched Presidential and Congressional candidates' public records to determine candidates' likely responses on certain key issues. These issue positions, from the year 2014, are provided below as a courtesy to voters.

Pro-life Inferred Answer Abortion: Do you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Martha McSally. Martha on the Issues. 18 September 2012. "I believe in the sanctity of every human life." (mcsallyforcongress.com)
  • Martha McSally. Martha on the Issues. 18 September 2012. "I believe in the sanctity of every human life." (mcsallyforcongress.com)
  • "Issue Position: Life - I believe in the sanctity of every human life" (votesmart.org)
  • Martha McSally. Martha on the Issues. 18 September 2012. "I believe in the sanctity of every human life." (mcsallyforcongress.com)
  • Martha McSally. Martha on the Issues. 18 September 2012. "I believe in the sanctity of every human life." (mcsallyforcongress.com)
  • "Issue Position: Life - I believe in the sanctity of every human life" (votesmart.org)
  • "Issue Position: Life - I believe in the sanctity of every human life" (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Budget: In order to balance the budget, do you support an income tax increase on any tax bracket? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Martha McSally signed Americans for Americans for Tax Reform: The Taxpayer Protection Pledge. "I pledge to the taxpayers of the state of Arizona and to the American people that I will: ONE, oppose any and all efforts to increase the marginal income tax rate for individuals and business; and TWO, oppose any net reduction or elimination of deductions and credits, unless matched dollar for dollar by further reducing tax rates." (www.atr.org)
  • Martha McSally signed Americans for Americans for Tax Reform: The Taxpayer Protection Pledge. "I pledge to the taxpayers of the state of Arizona and to the American people that I will: ONE, oppose any and all efforts to increase the marginal income tax rate for individuals and business; and TWO, oppose any net reduction or elimination of deductions and credits, unless matched dollar for dollar by further reducing tax rates." (www.atr.org)
  • "I pledge to the taxpayers of the state of Arizona and to the American people that I will:ONE, oppose any and all efforts to increase the marginal income tax rate for individuals and business; andTWO, oppose any net reduction or elimination of deductions and credits, unless matched dollar for dollar by further reducing tax rates." (votesmart.org)
  • Martha McSally signed Americans for Americans for Tax Reform: The Taxpayer Protection Pledge. "I pledge to the taxpayers of the state of Arizona and to the American people that I will: ONE, oppose any and all efforts to increase the marginal income tax rate for individuals and business; and TWO, oppose any net reduction or elimination of deductions and credits, unless matched dollar for dollar by further reducing tax rates." (www.atr.org)
  • Martha McSally signed Americans for Americans for Tax Reform: The Taxpayer Protection Pledge. "I pledge to the taxpayers of the state of Arizona and to the American people that I will: ONE, oppose any and all efforts to increase the marginal income tax rate for individuals and business; and TWO, oppose any net reduction or elimination of deductions and credits, unless matched dollar for dollar by further reducing tax rates." (www.atr.org)
No Inferred Answer Economy: Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Martha McSally. Facebook: Wall. 07 September 2012. "And we need to practice a little self restraint in government - we need to stop the borrowing, spending and waste coming out of Washington. Only then will we see job growth and only then will the workers of America get back to work." (www.facebook.com)
  • Martha McSally. Issue Position: Reduce Government Spending & Debt. 1 January 2012. "A rising mountain of debt is hanging over each and every one of us. If we don't rein in spending now and reduce our deficit, we risk the retirements of so many senior citizens who have worked and saved their entire lives, and the future of every generation to come. We have to get more bang for our tax buck. The wasteful, spending programs of recent years cannot continue. The Bailouts, TARP, Obamacare -- it all has to go. Our vast and growing national debt constrains our ability to use our tax dollars to directly benefit the public good. A large portion of our money is being paid out in interest -- we're getting nothing from it." (votesmart.org)
  • Martha McSally. Issue Position: Reduce Government Spending & Debt. 1 January 2012. "A rising mountain of debt is hanging over each and every one of us. If we don't rein in spending now and reduce our deficit, we risk the retirements of so many senior citizens who have worked and saved their entire lives, and the future of every generation to come. We have to get more bang for our tax buck. The wasteful, spending programs of recent years cannot continue. The Bailouts, TARP, Obamacare -- it all has to go. Our vast and growing national debt constrains our ability to use our tax dollars to directly benefit the public good. A large portion of our money is being paid out in interest -- we're getting nothing from it." (votesmart.org)
  • Martha McSally. Facebook: Wall. 07 September 2012. "And we need to practice a little self restraint in government - we need to stop the borrowing, spending and waste coming out of Washington. Only then will we see job growth and only then will the workers of America get back to work." (www.facebook.com)
  • "A rising mountain of debt is hanging over each and every one of us. If we don't rein in spending now and reduce our deficit, we risk the retirements of so many senior citizens who have worked and saved their entire lives, and the future of every generation to come. We have to get more bang for our tax buck. The wasteful, spending programs of recent years cannot continue. The Bailouts, TARP, Obamacare -- it all has to go. Our vast and growing national debt constrains our ability to use our tax dollars to directly benefit the public good. A large portion of our money is being paid out in interest -- we're getting nothing from it." (votesmart.org)
  • Martha McSally. Facebook: Wall. 07 September 2012. "And we need to practice a little self restraint in government - we need to stop the borrowing, spending and waste coming out of Washington. Only then will we see job growth and only then will the workers of America get back to work." (www.facebook.com)
  • Martha McSally. Issue Position: Reduce Government Spending & Debt. 1 January 2012. "A rising mountain of debt is hanging over each and every one of us. If we don't rein in spending now and reduce our deficit, we risk the retirements of so many senior citizens who have worked and saved their entire lives, and the future of every generation to come. We have to get more bang for our tax buck. The wasteful, spending programs of recent years cannot continue. The Bailouts, TARP, Obamacare -- it all has to go. Our vast and growing national debt constrains our ability to use our tax dollars to directly benefit the public good. A large portion of our money is being paid out in interest -- we're getting nothing from it." (votesmart.org)
  • Martha McSally. Issue Position: Reduce Government Spending & Debt. 1 January 2012. "A rising mountain of debt is hanging over each and every one of us. If we don't rein in spending now and reduce our deficit, we risk the retirements of so many senior citizens who have worked and saved their entire lives, and the future of every generation to come. We have to get more bang for our tax buck. The wasteful, spending programs of recent years cannot continue. The Bailouts, TARP, Obamacare -- it all has to go. Our vast and growing national debt constrains our ability to use our tax dollars to directly benefit the public good. A large portion of our money is being paid out in interest -- we're getting nothing from it." (votesmart.org)
  • Martha McSally. Facebook: Wall. 07 September 2012. "And we need to practice a little self restraint in government - we need to stop the borrowing, spending and waste coming out of Washington. Only then will we see job growth and only then will the workers of America get back to work." (www.facebook.com)
  • "A rising mountain of debt is hanging over each and every one of us. If we don't rein in spending now and reduce our deficit, we risk the retirements of so many senior citizens who have worked and saved their entire lives, and the future of every generation to come. We have to get more bang for our tax buck. The wasteful, spending programs of recent years cannot continue. The Bailouts, TARP, Obamacare -- it all has to go. Our vast and growing national debt constrains our ability to use our tax dollars to directly benefit the public good. A large portion of our money is being paid out in interest -- we're getting nothing from it." (votesmart.org)
  • "A rising mountain of debt is hanging over each and every one of us. If we don't rein in spending now and reduce our deficit, we risk the retirements of so many senior citizens who have worked and saved their entire lives, and the future of every generation to come. We have to get more bang for our tax buck. The wasteful, spending programs of recent years cannot continue. The Bailouts, TARP, Obamacare -- it all has to go. Our vast and growing national debt constrains our ability to use our tax dollars to directly benefit the public good. A large portion of our money is being paid out in interest -- we're getting nothing from it." (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Education: Do you support requiring states to implement education reforms in order to be eligible for competitive federal grants? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Martha McSally. Arizona Daily Star: Candidate Survey. Responded: " Education needs to be funded and run from the local level - not thousands of miles away in Washington, DC. I'll leave it primarily to local officials and parents to work for better schools and education based on principles of choice, competition, and excellence" to the question: "In a world of finite resources, what if anything would you be willing to cut to better fund education?" (azstarnet.com)
  • Martha McSally. Issue Position: Parent Driven Education. 1 January 2012. "First, we need to get parents involved in our schools again. We have to work hand-in-hand with them and cooperatively lay out a plan to make America's schools the best in the world. Our nation's future depends on the skills, talent, and ingenuity of our children. And we are failing them. Our schools are falling apart. Our children are being left behind. Students, teachers and families are being hamstrung by needless interference in what should be state and local decisions. We have to free our teachers to be creative and unlock the potential of every individual child -- not subject them to endless tests and bureaucratic roadblocks." (votesmart.org)
  • Martha McSally. Arizona Daily Star: Candidate Survey. Responded: " Education needs to be funded and run from the local level - not thousands of miles away in Washington, DC. I'll leave it primarily to local officials and parents to work for better schools and education based on principles of choice, competition, and excellence" to the question: "In a world of finite resources, what if anything would you be willing to cut to better fund education?" (azstarnet.com)
  • Martha McSally. Issue Position: Parent Driven Education. 1 January 2012. "First, we need to get parents involved in our schools again. We have to work hand-in-hand with them and cooperatively lay out a plan to make America's schools the best in the world. Our nation's future depends on the skills, talent, and ingenuity of our children. And we are failing them. Our schools are falling apart. Our children are being left behind. Students, teachers and families are being hamstrung by needless interference in what should be state and local decisions. We have to free our teachers to be creative and unlock the potential of every individual child -- not subject them to endless tests and bureaucratic roadblocks." (votesmart.org)
  • "First, we need to get parents involved in our schools again. We have to work hand-in-hand with them and cooperatively lay out a plan to make America's schools the best in the world. Our nation's future depends on the skills, talent, and ingenuity of our children. And we are failing them. Our schools are falling apart. Our children are being left behind. Students, teachers and families are being hamstrung by needless interference in what should be state and local decisions. We have to free our teachers to be creative and unlock the potential of every individual child -- not subject them to endless tests and bureaucratic roadblocks." (votesmart.org)
  • Martha McSally. Arizona Daily Star: Candidate Survey. Responded: " Education needs to be funded and run from the local level - not thousands of miles away in Washington, DC. I'll leave it primarily to local officials and parents to work for better schools and education based on principles of choice, competition, and excellence" to the question: "In a world of finite resources, what if anything would you be willing to cut to better fund education?" (azstarnet.com)
  • Martha McSally. Issue Position: Parent Driven Education. 1 January 2012. "First, we need to get parents involved in our schools again. We have to work hand-in-hand with them and cooperatively lay out a plan to make America's schools the best in the world. Our nation's future depends on the skills, talent, and ingenuity of our children. And we are failing them. Our schools are falling apart. Our children are being left behind. Students, teachers and families are being hamstrung by needless interference in what should be state and local decisions. We have to free our teachers to be creative and unlock the potential of every individual child -- not subject them to endless tests and bureaucratic roadblocks." (votesmart.org)
  • Martha McSally. Arizona Daily Star: Candidate Survey. Responded: " Education needs to be funded and run from the local level - not thousands of miles away in Washington, DC. I'll leave it primarily to local officials and parents to work for better schools and education based on principles of choice, competition, and excellence" to the question: "In a world of finite resources, what if anything would you be willing to cut to better fund education?" (azstarnet.com)
  • Martha McSally. Issue Position: Parent Driven Education. 1 January 2012. "First, we need to get parents involved in our schools again. We have to work hand-in-hand with them and cooperatively lay out a plan to make America's schools the best in the world. Our nation's future depends on the skills, talent, and ingenuity of our children. And we are failing them. Our schools are falling apart. Our children are being left behind. Students, teachers and families are being hamstrung by needless interference in what should be state and local decisions. We have to free our teachers to be creative and unlock the potential of every individual child -- not subject them to endless tests and bureaucratic roadblocks." (votesmart.org)
  • "First, we need to get parents involved in our schools again. We have to work hand-in-hand with them and cooperatively lay out a plan to make America's schools the best in the world. Our nation's future depends on the skills, talent, and ingenuity of our children. And we are failing them. Our schools are falling apart. Our children are being left behind. Students, teachers and families are being hamstrung by needless interference in what should be state and local decisions. We have to free our teachers to be creative and unlock the potential of every individual child -- not subject them to endless tests and bureaucratic roadblocks." (votesmart.org)
  • "First, we need to get parents involved in our schools again. We have to work hand-in-hand with them and cooperatively lay out a plan to make America's schools the best in the world. Our nation's future depends on the skills, talent, and ingenuity of our children. And we are failing them. Our schools are falling apart. Our children are being left behind. Students, teachers and families are being hamstrung by needless interference in what should be state and local decisions. We have to free our teachers to be creative and unlock the potential of every individual child -- not subject them to endless tests and bureaucratic roadblocks." (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Energy: Do you support building the Keystone XL pipeline? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "We have to make use of all of our natural resources, and allow new technologies to develop at their own pace in the private sector. Our dependence of foreign oil is one of our nation's greatest vulnerabilities. The United States must become the leader in efficient energy production strategies and tactics, led by the private sector. But we also have to understand that we live in a globally interdependent economy. We must work with our international partners to ensure the stability of global energy markets and the growth of economic opportunities. At the same time, we have to ensure that while we are making the best use of our natural resources, we do so in a responsible manner. Nobody wants to drink polluted water or breathe bad air. I am an avid mountain climber and adventurer, and I know as well as anyone the value of our natural landscapes. So while we need to make our natural resources available to Americans for generations to come, we also have to ensure that the companies and individuals entrusted with developing those resources are good stewards of the land and environment in the process." (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Environment: Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Nobody wants to drink polluted water or breathe bad air. I am an avid mountain climber and adventurer, and I know as well as anyone the value of our natural landscapes. So while we need to make our natural resources available to Americans for generations to come, we also have to ensure that the companies and individuals entrusted with developing those resources are good stewards of the land and environment in the process. (votesmart.org)
  • Nobody wants to drink polluted water or breathe bad air. I am an avid mountain climber and adventurer, and I know as well as anyone the value of our natural landscapes. So while we need to make our natural resources available to Americans for generations to come, we also have to ensure that the companies and individuals entrusted with developing those resources are good stewards of the land and environment in the process. (votesmart.org)
  • Nobody wants to drink polluted water or breathe bad air. I am an avid mountain climber and adventurer, and I know as well as anyone the value of our natural landscapes. So while we need to make our natural resources available to Americans for generations to come, we also have to ensure that the companies and individuals entrusted with developing those resources are good stewards of the land and environment in the process. (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Guns: Do you support restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Martha McSally. Martha On the Issues. 18 September 2012. "I support the Constitutional right to keep and bear arms." (mcsallyforcongress.com)
  • Martha McSally. Martha On the Issues. 18 September 2012. "I support the Constitutional right to keep and bear arms." (mcsallyforcongress.com)
  • "I support the Constitutional right to keep and bear arms." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 92% in 2012 by National Rifle Association (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 92% in 2012 by National Rifle Association (votesmart.org)
  • Martha McSally. Martha On the Issues. 18 September 2012. "I support the Constitutional right to keep and bear arms." (mcsallyforcongress.com)
  • Martha McSally. Martha On the Issues. 18 September 2012. "I support the Constitutional right to keep and bear arms." (mcsallyforcongress.com)
  • "I support the Constitutional right to keep and bear arms." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 92% in 2012 by National Rifle Association (votesmart.org)
  • "I support the Constitutional right to keep and bear arms." (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Health Care: Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Martha McSally. Martha McSally Statement Regarding Obamacare Repeal. "Mr. Barber's vote to save Obamacare is example number 1 of why he needs to be replaced in Congress. Obamacare is costing Americans jobs and driving up our debt. Ron Barber has only been in Washington for 3 weeks and has already become part of the problem. A vote for Obamacare is a vote against small businesses and a vote against fiscal responsibility." (myemail.constantcontact.com)
  • Martha McSally. Martha McSally Statement Regarding Obamacare Repeal. "Mr. Barber's vote to save Obamacare is example number 1 of why he needs to be replaced in Congress. Obamacare is costing Americans jobs and driving up our debt. Ron Barber has only been in Washington for 3 weeks and has already become part of the problem. A vote for Obamacare is a vote against small businesses and a vote against fiscal responsibility." (myemail.constantcontact.com)
  • Martha McSally. Martha on the Issues. 18 September 2012. "We need to start by repealing Obamacare and focus on real reforms that lower the cost of health care for every American." (mcsallyforcongress.com)
  • Martha McSally. Martha on the Issues. 18 September 2012. "We need to start by repealing Obamacare and focus on real reforms that lower the cost of health care for every American." (mcsallyforcongress.com)
  • "As a Member of Congress, I would be willing to work with both Democrats and Republicans to advance solutions that keep the few positives of Obamacare, while replacing the majority of it with initiatives that strengthen our health care system with a focus on patients and quality care." (votesmart.org)
  • Martha McSally. Martha McSally Statement Regarding Obamacare Repeal. "Mr. Barber's vote to save Obamacare is example number 1 of why he needs to be replaced in Congress. Obamacare is costing Americans jobs and driving up our debt. Ron Barber has only been in Washington for 3 weeks and has already become part of the problem. A vote for Obamacare is a vote against small businesses and a vote against fiscal responsibility." (myemail.constantcontact.com)
  • Martha McSally. Martha McSally Statement Regarding Obamacare Repeal. "Mr. Barber's vote to save Obamacare is example number 1 of why he needs to be replaced in Congress. Obamacare is costing Americans jobs and driving up our debt. Ron Barber has only been in Washington for 3 weeks and has already become part of the problem. A vote for Obamacare is a vote against small businesses and a vote against fiscal responsibility." (myemail.constantcontact.com)
  • Martha McSally. Martha on the Issues. 18 September 2012. "We need to start by repealing Obamacare and focus on real reforms that lower the cost of health care for every American." (mcsallyforcongress.com)
  • Martha McSally. Martha on the Issues. 18 September 2012. "We need to start by repealing Obamacare and focus on real reforms that lower the cost of health care for every American." (mcsallyforcongress.com)
  • "As a Member of Congress, I would be willing to work with both Democrats and Republicans to advance solutions that keep the few positives of Obamacare, while replacing the majority of it with initiatives that strengthen our health care system with a focus on patients and quality care." (votesmart.org)
  • "As a Member of Congress, I would be willing to work with both Democrats and Republicans to advance solutions that keep the few positives of Obamacare, while replacing the majority of it with initiatives that strengthen our health care system with a focus on patients and quality care." (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Immigration: Do you support requiring illegal immigrants to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Rikki Mitchell. KGUN9: Congressional District 2 candidates sound off on job creation, immigration. 20 August 2012. "I was down on the border the other day and talking to them again about securing the border. We need to focus on securing the border. We reform our legal immigration system and we need and we gotta enforce the laws we have on the books." (www.kgun9.com)
  • Rikki Mitchell. KGUN9: Congressional District 2 candidates sound off on job creation, immigration. 20 August 2012. "I was down on the border the other day and talking to them again about securing the border. We need to focus on securing the border. We reform our legal immigration system and we need and we gotta enforce the laws we have on the books." (www.kgun9.com)
  • "We must strictly enforce our immigration laws. Once our border is secure, we have to develop a system that ends the arbitrary quota system, and streamlines the process for law-abiding immigrants who want to come here and fulfill their dreams. We have to know who is entering our country, and why. We need to keep out anyone who would harm us, while offering those who would work for it a chance to succeed." (votesmart.org)
  • Rikki Mitchell. KGUN9: Congressional District 2 candidates sound off on job creation, immigration. 20 August 2012. "I was down on the border the other day and talking to them again about securing the border. We need to focus on securing the border. We reform our legal immigration system and we need and we gotta enforce the laws we have on the books." (www.kgun9.com)
  • Rikki Mitchell. KGUN9: Congressional District 2 candidates sound off on job creation, immigration. 20 August 2012. "I was down on the border the other day and talking to them again about securing the border. We need to focus on securing the border. We reform our legal immigration system and we need and we gotta enforce the laws we have on the books." (www.kgun9.com)
  • "We must strictly enforce our immigration laws. Once our border is secure, we have to develop a system that ends the arbitrary quota system, and streamlines the process for law-abiding immigrants who want to come here and fulfill their dreams. We have to know who is entering our country, and why. We need to keep out anyone who would harm us, while offering those who would work for it a chance to succeed." (votesmart.org)
  • "We must strictly enforce our immigration laws. Once our border is secure, we have to develop a system that ends the arbitrary quota system, and streamlines the process for law-abiding immigrants who want to come here and fulfill their dreams. We have to know who is entering our country, and why. We need to keep out anyone who would harm us, while offering those who would work for it a chance to succeed." (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Marriage: Do you support same-sex marriage? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Rated 23% in 2014 by Stonewall Democrats of Arizona (votesmart.org)
  • "Stonewall Democrats of Arizona is first an LGBTQI organization. It is our goal and intent to help level the playing field, to promote equality...marriage, health, employment and more for the LGBTQI community. " (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 23% in 2014 by Stonewall Democrats of Arizona (votesmart.org)
  • "Stonewall Democrats of Arizona is first an LGBTQI organization. It is our goal and intent to help level the playing field, to promote equality...marriage, health, employment and more for the LGBTQI community. " (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 23% in 2014 by Stonewall Democrats of Arizona (votesmart.org)
  • "Stonewall Democrats of Arizona is first an LGBTQI organization. It is our goal and intent to help level the playing field, to promote equality...marriage, health, employment and more for the LGBTQI community. " (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer National Security: Do you support targeting suspected terrorists outside of official theaters of conflict? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "We face powerful and determined threats across the globe. I have spent my life defending America from these threats, and I'm not about to stop now. We have to be discerning of their intent and capabilities; we must be decisive about the course we take. America cannot allow our enemies unfettered access to the vast ungoverned regions of our planet. We must clearly define our national interests, craft the strategy to safeguard those interests, and then focus our resources to ensure the safety, security, and future prosperity of our nation." (votesmart.org)
  • "We face powerful and determined threats across the globe. I have spent my life defending America from these threats, and I'm not about to stop now. We have to be discerning of their intent and capabilities; we must be decisive about the course we take. America cannot allow our enemies unfettered access to the vast ungoverned regions of our planet. We must clearly define our national interests, craft the strategy to safeguard those interests, and then focus our resources to ensure the safety, security, and future prosperity of our nation." (votesmart.org)
  • "We face powerful and determined threats across the globe. I have spent my life defending America from these threats, and I'm not about to stop now. We have to be discerning of their intent and capabilities; we must be decisive about the course we take. America cannot allow our enemies unfettered access to the vast ungoverned regions of our planet. We must clearly define our national interests, craft the strategy to safeguard those interests, and then focus our resources to ensure the safety, security, and future prosperity of our nation." (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Social Security: Do you support allowing individuals to divert a portion of their Social Security taxes into personal retirement accounts? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • We also must protect Social Security for current seniors and preserve it for future generations who are working now and paying into it. If we do nothing, Social Security benefits will be cut and payments will be reduced in 2033. However, I am against any effort to privatize Social Security because seniors have paid into this program their entire lives and are relying on it for retirement security. We cannot violate our promise to them. (mcsallyforcongress.com)
  • We also must protect Social Security for current seniors and preserve it for future generations who are working now and paying into it. If we do nothing, Social Security benefits will be cut and payments will be reduced in 2033. However, I am against any effort to privatize Social Security because seniors have paid into this program their entire lives and are relying on it for retirement security. We cannot violate our promise to them. (mcsallyforcongress.com)
  • We also must protect Social Security for current seniors and preserve it for future generations who are working now and paying into it. If we do nothing, Social Security benefits will be cut and payments will be reduced in 2033. However, I am against any effort to privatize Social Security because seniors have paid into this program their entire lives and are relying on it for retirement security. We cannot violate our promise to them. (mcsallyforcongress.com)

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