Mark Begich on Social Security
Democratic Jr Senator
A: Yes, Mark Begich believes that all our seniors should be treated equally under Social Security.
A: Yes, Mark Begich believes that we must make cost of living adjustments based on the consumer price index so that it adequately supports America’s seniors.
A: Begich believes that we must shore up the Social Security Trust Fund so that Social Security is viable far into the future. Begich also strongly opposes privatization of Social Security which could cut benefits to our seniors and skyrocket the national debt. This is a critical safety net for America’s seniors. We cannot jeopardize it by siphoning off funds for individual investment accounts that most seniors will not benefit from.
CONCURRENT RESOLUTION expressing the sense of the Congress that the Chained Consumer Price Index (CPI) should not be used to adjust Social Security benefits.
Opponent's argument against bill:(Congressional Testimony by Jeffrey Kling, Congressional Budget Office Associate Director for Economic Analysis, April 18, 2013):
The chained CPI grows more slowly than the trad
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).
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