Mike Lee on Social Security

Last Updated : Jul 22, 2010

Summary

Mike Lee has stated that social security is on a unsustainable path and that congress has been an improper steward of the social security funds. He has stated that given the inherent problems in the system the benefits may need to be decreased in the future to ensure that the nation does not go bankrupt. 

 

Campaign Rally

At a campaign rally in Layton, Utah in May of 2010, Mike Lee spoke about improper stewardship of social security funds.

 

Independence Caucus Debate

 

Deseret News Survey

In June of 2010, Mike Lee responded to a Deseret News Survey and answered a question on entitlements and social security.

 

Campaign Website Statements

 

Voting Record

Temporary Payroll Tax Cut Continuation Act of 2011

In February of 2012, the Senate voted on accepting the conference report for the Temporary Payroll Tax Cut Continuation Act of 2011. The legislation extended unemployment benefits, forced a decision on the Keystone Pipeline project, and provided for certain medicare levels. Mainly, the legislation continued the 2% employer side reduction in payroll taxes for social security. This reduction is funded by bringing money into social security from the general revenue fund, thus adding to the debt. The legislation passed the Senate 60-36. Mike Lee voted against the legislation.

Mike Lee voted against the legislation.

 

Sponsored and Cosponsored Legislation

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

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