Statements about Social Security
"The reason we have a national debt is not because of defense spending. What is driving our long-term debt are Medicare and Social Security programs."
"Report that #GOP insisting on changes to Social Security as part of #fiscalcliff false. BTW those changes are supported by @barackobama."
Says Connie Mack’s Penny Plan would cut "over $200 billion out of Medicare, over $1 trillion out of Social Security. ... $3 trillion out of defense."
"If Gov. Romney's plan goes into effect … the average senior would have to pay $460 a year more in tax for their Social Security."
Says Connie Mack IV co-sponsored a bill to "take a third of the Social Security Trust Fund ... give it in individual accounts to the senior citizens, who then were to invest it in the stock market."
Says Paul Ryan "tried to change the whole game" for Social Security
"In (Sen. Marco) Rubio's state of Florida alone, Social Security lifts more than -- count it -- a million people out of poverty."
"When Social Security first started, there was 16 workers for every retiree. Today there are three workers for every retiree and soon there will be only two for every retiree."
Says Florida's pension plan faces the same long-term funding problems as Social Security.
Charlie Crist "attacks me for positions he held, like, six months ago, (when) he was running in the Republican primary."
"I've also offered a plan that can help (fix Social Security) that's supported by Robert Reich, secretary of labor previously, in a previous administration."
Marco Rubio "wants to raise the Social Security retirement age," and "cut benefits."
Allen West called Social Security a "Ponzi scheme" and said "this country's got to get on sound footing by destroying it."
"West has raised $2 million from those that would leave our beaches in ruins, end Social Security and Medicare, and give corporations free reign."
"Just this week we received the news that for the first time Social Security is now paying out more in benefits than it's taking in. That was something that was supposed to happen in 2016."
"Congressman McCollum voted to dismantle Social Security."
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