Statements about Retirement

"Tourism and retirees are the dominant economic engines in our state."

Medicare is "going broke. The trust fund goes bankrupt in 2026."

Says Tom Cotton’s vote in Congress to change Medicare "will increase out-of-pocket expenses for every senior in Arkansas."

Members of the military don’t "contribute toward their pension."

"Things went wrong with the Medicare prescription D plan that George Bush rolled out."

"Providence has more of its pension fund invested in hedge funds and is less transparent" about it than the state.

Since Gina Raimondo took office, investment fees on the state's pension portfolio "have gone up from about $12 million annually to about $50 million."

 "Of our 98,000 teachers who are K-12, over 53,000 of those teachers today are over 50 years old."

"Not one dime gets added to the deficit because of Social Security."

Says "$1,100 of the tuition paid by every Oregon university student annually goes just to pay the costs of PERS."

Knopp says he upheld a campaign promise not to join the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS).

Members of Congress can "retire with the same pay after only one term" in office

"If you and I fail to defund ObamaCare now, some 16,000 new IRS agents will be begin prying into our private medical records, eyeing each and every one of our treatments and prescriptions for "violations’."

"There’s 21 congressmen and senators that have been convicted of felonies that still get their retirement, even in jail. They don’t have to wait until they’re 65."

Romney’s Medicare plan was estimated to "cost the average senior about $6,000 a year."

Defends his vote to push "retirement age to 70" by saying he is for "a process" that would not be fully implemented until "around the turn of the century."

Says Republicans Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan support "massive cuts in Social Security for future generations."

Says Paul Ryan "tried to change the whole game" for Social Security

Says Barack Obama "robbed Medicare (of) $716 billion to pay for ... Obamacare."

Says Paul Ryan's budget relies on the same $700 billion in savings from Medicare that Mitt Romney and other Republicans have been attacking Democrats about.

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