Sam Johnson on Social Security

Last Updated : Aug 09, 2010

Summary

Congressman Johnson supports a partial privatization of social security that allows US citizens to control a portion of their money in private accounts. In 2005, he supported using the social security surplus to help the system remain solvent.

 

Support for reform

In 2007, Congressman Johnson supported and spoke out in favor of the 2005 reform where people would have been allowed to invest a portion of their own money into private accounts where they manage their own money.

 

Social Security Surplus

In 2005, Congressman Johnson spoke out in favor of using the surplus in the social security program to ensure that the system remains solvent.

 

No tax hikes

Congressman Johnson has spoken out against raising taxes to secure the social security tax system.

 

Official Website Statements

 

Campaign Website Statements

 

Voting Record

Comprehensive Retirement Security and Pension Reform Act of 2001

In 2001, the House voted on a bill that would raise the amount individuals may contribute to traditional and Roth Individual Retirement Accounts and to 401[k] plans and make pensions plans more portable. The bill passed the house in a 407-24 vote but was altered in the Senate. Sam Johnson voted in favor of the Comprehensive Retirement Security and Pension Reform Act of 2001.

Sam Johnson voted in favor of the Comprehensive Retirement Security and Pension Reform Act of 2001.

Social Security and Medicare Safe Deposit Box Act of 1999

In 2000, the House voted on a bill that would make it out of order to consider a budget that set forth an on-budget deficit for any fiscal year for either the overall budget or social security. In other words, the government could not go into a year with a budget that it knew spent more money than the government took in. The bill failed in a 205-222 vote. Sam Johnson voted against the Social Security and Medicare Safe Deposit Box Act of 1999.

Sam Johnson voted against the Social Security and Medicare Safe Deposit Box Act of 1999.

 

Sponsored and Cosponsored Legislation

This representative has not been identified as sponsoring or cosponsoring significant legislation related to this title.

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