Ron Barber on Social Security



System needs modest adjustments, not privatization

The current Social Security Trust Fund is solvent well into the 2030s and Medicare until 2029. There will be a significant increase in number of Social Security and Medicare recipients as the baby boom generation retires. We will need to make modest adjustments to ensure solvency far into the future.

Ron will not support efforts to phase out Social Security and Medicare and replace them with privatized systems that won't offer firm assurances of a livable income to future retirees.

Source: 2012 House campaign website, ronbarberforcongress.com , Jun 12, 2012

by NCPSSM indicating a pro-Social Security stance.

Barber signed by NCPSSM on Social Security protection

An endorsement by the NCPSSM indicates strong belief in preserving Social Security and Medicare (i.e., a strong stance against privatization, and for continued federal government involvement). Their mission statement:

"The National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare is one of the most effective and trustworthy sources for Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid advocacy. Since 1982, we have been working for generations of older Americans who want our nationís health and income security programs secured for the future. Join us and learn more about how you can be a part of our intergenerational crusade."

Source: NCPSSM website 12-NCPSSM on Oct 31, 2012

Sponsored keeping CPI for benefits instead of lower "Chained CPI".

Barber co-sponsored Resolution on CPI

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION expressing the sense of the Congress that the Chained Consumer Price Index (CPI) should not be used to adjust Social Security benefits.