Socialist Party on Social Security
Socialist Party Platform
Cap benefits to three times those receiving minimum
We demand that the Social Security system remain entirely within the public sector, with funding derived from a steeply graduated income tax on all income, earned and unearned.
We call for the inclusion of all state and local government workers within the Social Security System. We call for a cap on Social Security benefits so that no beneficiary receives more than three times the income of those receiving the minimum.
Source: Socialist Party Platform at 2020-2021 PSL Convention
, Aug 3, 2020
Oppose privatization of the Social Security system
The Socialist Party recognizes the right of seniors to a dignified life, free from economic hardship, social isolation, and discrimination in employment and credit. Sufficient income, housing, health care, medication, and access to social services must
be guaranteed to all elders.
Source: Socialist Party USA: 2013-2015 National Platform
, Nov 4, 2014
- We oppose the privatization of the Social Security system and the use of Social Security trust funds for any other purpose, such as offsetting the federal deficit.
- We demand that the Social Security system remain
entirely within the public sector, with funding derived from a steeply graduated income tax on all income, earned and unearned.
- We call for the right of retirement at age 55 a minimum annual retirement income of $25,000, tax free, and protected from
inflation by cost of living increases.
- We call for a cap on Social Security benefits so that no beneficiary receives more than three times the income of those receiving the minimum.
Retirement at age 55 with $25,000 annual income
We deplore discrimination based on age, the right of retirement at age 55, a minimum annual retirement income of $25,000, tax free, and protection from inflation by cost of living increases. And we call for a cap on Social Security benefits so
that no-one earns more than three times the income of those receiving the minimum.
Source: Interview of Socialist nominee Brian Moore with OnTheIssues
, Apr 3, 2008
No privatization of Social Security
No privatization: Social Security--a vital benefit for tens of millions of retired and disabled workers--has come under increasing attack in recent years. Bush tried to privatize Social Security in order to funnel trillions of additional dollars to the
big capitalist banks and investors. The PSL organized against this assault on the working-class in 2005.
Despite the crying need, Democratic and Republican politicians only debate how much to cut back from Social Security and how fast to do it.
Source: Party for Socialism and Liberation website, pslweb.org
, Jan 16, 2008
More graduated taxes to pay for Social Security
We call for Social Security, health, disability, and unemployment insurance to be paid for by a steeply graduated income tax and by a steeply graduated estate tax. We oppose such regressive taxes as the payroll tax, sales tax, and "sin" tax.
Source: Socialist Party Platform (via 2000 nominee David McReynolds)
, Jan 1, 2000
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Natural Law Party
George W. Bush(R,2001-2009)
George Bush Sr.(R,1989-1993)
John F. Kennedy(D,1961-1963)
Harry S Truman(D,1945-1953)
American Civil Liberties Union
Page last updated: Sep 07, 2020