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Daniel Gade on Social Security

 

 


Entitlement reform including Social Security & VA disability

Q: How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

A: I will protect current recipients and near-retirees. We've made a promise that we must keep. Going forward, I am in favor of indexing Social Security retirement age to life expectancy and am open to limiting Social Security payments for the wealthiest retirees to their actual contribution plus some reasonable rate of return. Without these basic reforms, Social Security will fail, leaving retirees vulnerable.

Q: What government spending would you reduce in order to balance the budget?

A: We desperately need entitlement reform, including Social Security and VA disability reform. There are far too many duplicative, unwieldy programs that are not in the purview of the Federal government in the first place.

Source: AFA iVoterGuide on 2020 Virginia Senate race , Nov 3, 2020

2015: Disability pay for vets "harmful"

Professor Dan Gade says disability pay for disabled veterans is "harmful" and that it causes the veteran to "lose the sense of identity and self-worth that can come from work," according to a NY Times article yesterday.

The Lt. Colonel of the US Army and West Point graduate believes disability compensation makes veterans "abuse drugs and alcohol." Gade believes that by cutting your disability pay, he will help you "rejoin society."

Source: DisabledVeterans.org on 2020 Virginia Senate race , Jan 9, 2015

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