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Issue Position: Seniors

Issue Position


I believe that how we treat our seniors says a lot about who we are as Americans. In these hard economic times, while 401(k) accounts and other retirement accounts aren't providing the income that many had counted on, it is good to know that Social Security continues to provide. I stood up for Social Security, strongly condemning the unsuccessful effort by some to privatize this pillar of retirement. I opposed the dumping of defined benefit pensions on the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC), and have supported efforts time and time again to increase the accessibility and affordability of Medicare. During my time in Congress, I introduced legislation to prevent the abuse and exploitation of our senior citizens, and as Attorney General of Kentucky, I fought to create a special division to further protect our Kentucky seniors.

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