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Mark Kelly on Social Security

 

 


Oppose cutting or eliminating funding sources

Q: Your Social Security policy?

A: I will always fight to protect Social Security. Arizona seniors have paid into this program their entire lives. For many, these benefits are the difference between a secure retirement & living in poverty. I oppose plans to privatize or risk it in the stock market. I oppose the proposal to cut funding sources for Social Security, which could lead to insolvency in just a matter of years. Arizona seniors paid on the promise that it would be there when they retired.

Source: AARP Survey on 2020 Arizona Senate race , Oct 9, 2020

Social Security & Medicare are promises to seniors

America made a promise to protect the health and wellbeing of its seniors. Mark opposes legislation weakening Social Security or efforts to gamble seniors' retirement security in the stock market. Medicare is also a solemn promise made to Arizona's seniors. Recently, Washington politicians proposed cutting over 800 billion dollars from Medicare. Mark opposes these proposed cuts. Mark also opposes efforts to change Medicare as we know it and turn it into a voucher system.
Source: 2020 Arizona Senate campaign website MarkKelly.com , Jan 15, 2020

Don't weaken Social Security; nor gamble retirement funds

America made a promise to protect the health and wellbeing of its seniors. Mark will fight to ensure that America keeps that promise to Arizonans. Over lifetimes, workers and small businesses have contributed into Social Security and Medicare so workers could have a secure retirement that includes health care. Many Arizona seniors rely on Social Security as a key source of income. Mark opposes legislation weakening Social Security or efforts to gamble seniors' retirement security in the stock market.
Source: 2020 Arizona Senate campaign website MarkKelly.com , May 2, 2019

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