Conrad Burns on Social Security
Former Republican Senator (MT, 1989-2007)
|Using Social Security taxes for private accounts|
|Conrad Burns||No response|
A: We all want the same thing. We want social security to be there when we need it. I will not support any proposal that alters benefits for people 55 and older. Itís important that we look at options. We should work in a bi-partisan manner to find a way that guarantees the benefit for those currently using social security. I have yet to see a plan that makes sense. I voted against giving illegal aliens social security in the immigration bill. I do not believe that extending benefits to non-citizens makes any sense. The question is not whether social security needs fixed, but how to do it. I will continue to look at solutions.
The mission of the Alliance for Retired Americans is to ensure social and economic justice and full civil rights for all citizens so that they may enjoy lives of dignity, personal and family fulfillment and security. The Alliance believes that all older and retired persons have a responsibility to strive to create a society that incorporates these goals and rights and that retirement provides them with opportunities to pursue new and expanded activities with their unions, civic organizations and their communities.
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Newly elected in 2008 & seated in 2009:
Newly appointed in 2009;
special election in 2010:
Announced retirement as of 2010:
Up for 6-year term in 2010:
(13 Democrats; 15 Republicans)
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