Austin believes Social Security is an important agreement between our nation and our seniors whose terms should be safeguarded. He believes that the retirement age should not be raised, and taxes should not be increased. He opposes the privatization of Social Security.
He believes that Democrat spending in Washington has put Social Security in jeopardy and that the first step to solving Social Security's problems is to get spending under control and the economy back on track. Then, both parties should forge meaningful, bipartisan reform for the Social Security system that protects the promise of Social Security for the American people.