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Raja Krishnamoorthi on Social Security

 

 


Entitlements are under attack on ideological grounds

Social Security and Medicare are two of the most successful programs in our nation's history, moving millions of people out of poverty and enabling them to live their golden years in dignity. Nevertheless, they have been under constant attack by those who oppose those programs on ideological grounds.

Raja believes that Social Security and Medicare are sacred promises that we have made to our senior citizens. He will fight to protect those programs and help secure them for future generations. Now is not the time to shirk our commitment to America's seniors, but rather to strengthen these programs and make sure they exist for the generations yet to come.

First, Raja supports raising the cap on income subject to Social Security withholding, which is currently set at $118,500 per year. Raising the cap could greatly extend the solvency of the Social Security trust fund while ensuring that everyone pays their fair share.

Source: 2016 Illinois House campaign website RajaForCongress.com , Nov 8, 2016

Opposes diverting some FICA into personal accounts.

Krishnamoorthi opposes the PVS survey question on personal retirement accounts

The Project Vote Smart Voter Guide inferred how candidates would respond to the question, 'Social Security: Do you support allowing individuals to divert a portion of their Social Security taxes into personal retirement accounts?' Project Vote Smart notes, "in response to the increasing unwillingness of candidates to answer issue questions, Project Vote Smart has researched Congressional candidates' public records to determine candidates' likely responses on certain key issues. These issue positions, from the year 2016, are provided [for candidates who] refused to provide voters with positions on key issues covered by the 2016 Political Courage Test, despite repeated requests. Historically, candidates have failed to complete our test due to the advice they receive from their parties and advisors and out of fear of negative attack ads."

Source: Political Courage Test 16PVS_Q6 on Nov 8, 2016

2016-17 Governor, House and Senate candidates on Social Security: Raja Krishnamoorthi on other issues:
IL Gubernatorial:
Ameya Pawar
Bruce Rauner
Chris Kennedy
Daniel Biss
Pat Quinn
IL Senatorial:
Doug Truax
Jim Oberweis
Richard Durbin
Sharon Hansen

Newly-elected Democrats as of Jan.2017:
AZ-1:O`Halleran(D)
CA-17:Khanna(D)
CA-20:Panetta(D)
CA-24:Carbajal(D)
CA-44:Barragan(D)
CA-46:Correa(D)
DE-0:Rochester(D)
FL-5:Lawson(D)
FL-7:Murphy(D)
FL-9:Soto(D)
FL-10:Demings(D)
FL-13:Crist(D)
HI-1:Hanabusa(D)
IL-10:Schneider(D)
IL-8:Krishnamoorthi(D)
MD-4:Brown(D)
MD-8:Raskin(D)
NH-1:Shea-Porter(D)
NJ-5:Gottheimer(D)
NV-3:Rosen(D)
NV-4:Kihuen(D)
NY-3:Suozzi(D)
NY-13:Espaillat(D)
PA-2:Evans(D)
TX-15:Gonzalez(D)
VA-4:McEachin(D)
WA-7:Jayapal(D)
Newly-elected Republicans as of Jan.2017:
AZ-5:Biggs(R)
FL-1:Gaetz(R)
FL-2:Dunn(R)
FL-18:Mast(R)
FL-19:Rooney(R)
FL-4:Rutherford(R)
GA-3:Ferguson(R)
IN-3:Banks(R)
IN-9:Hollingsworth(R)
KS-1:Marshall(R)
KY-1:Comer(R)
MI-1:Bergman(R)
MI-10:Mitchell(R)
MN-2:Lewis(R)
NC-13:Budd(R)
NE-2:Bacon(R)
NY-19:Faso(R)
NY-22:Tenney(R)
PA-8:Fitzpatrick(R)
TN-8:Kustoff(R)
TX-19:Arrington(R)
VA-2:Taylor(R)
VA-5:Garrett(R)
WI-8:Gallagher(R)
WY-0:Cheney(R)
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