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Issue Position: Protecting Social Security

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Social Security provides critical benefits to more than 50 million Americans and I firmly believe that these benefits must be protected. That is why I am against the privatization of Social Security as well as any cuts to our Social Security program. Unfortunately, the Democrats' big-spending agenda is threatening the solvency of our Social Security system. In 2009, the Social Security trustees predicted that Social Security would start paying out more in benefits than it collects in taxes in 2016. Though this is a grim forecast, cutting benefits is not an option that I would support.

One of the biggest problems is that the money taken out of a person's paycheck for Social Security is spent by Congress on other things. That's why I co-sponsored the "Social Security Preservation Act" which would have required that every penny taken out of a person's paycheck for Social Security, could only be used for Social Security, and nothing else.

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