Phil Hare on Social Security

Last Updated : Oct 03, 2010

Official Website Statements

SOCIAL SECURITY

For over seven decades, Social Security has provided a safety net to millions of older Americans. I am absolutely committed to preventing Republicans from privatizing this critical program.
Despite statements to the contrary, Social Security does not face an immediate crisis.

According to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, Social Security can pay full benefits until 2052, and about 80 percent of benefits thereafter. I believe we need to explore ways to strengthen and modernize Social Security so it remains solvent for generations to come. Privatization does exactly the opposite—risking the safety net of our seniors in the often volatile stock market.

 

Campaign Website Statements

 

 

Sponsored and Cosponsored Legislation

Session-110; Bill Number-H R 82; Social Security Fairness Act of 2007 - Cosponsor

To amend title II of the Social Security Act to repeal the Government pension offset and windfall elimination provisions.

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