Joe Sestak on Social Security

Last Updated : Jul 01, 2010

Summary

Congressman Sestak has stated that the Social Security trust fund will be out by 2037 and that Medicare will be out by 2017. Congressman Sestak opposes privatization of social security, and opposes the reduction of benefits to make the program solvent. He has stated that we need to look at how the program is funded but did not clarify this statement.

Congressman Sestak supports the use of a "lock box" to ensure that future social security benefits are not spent on other items as past social security revenue has been.

 

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Sponsored and Cosponsored Legislation

Session-111; Bill Number-H R 235; Social Security Fairness Act of 2009 - Cosponsor

Amends title II (Old Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance) (OASDI) of the Social Security Act to repeal: (1) government pension offset requirements applicable to husband's and wife's insurance benefits, widow's and widower's insurance benefits, and mother's and father's insurance benefits with respect to OASDI payments; and (2) windfall elimination requirements with respect to computation of an individual's primary insurance amount.

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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