Peter Welch on Social Security



Fight the ideological agenda of privatization

Peter will fight the ideological agenda of privatization to assure every American has a secure retirement. Peter will fight in Congress to preserve Social Security and ensure it remains a critical safety net to retiring Americans. Peter includes Social Security among his three planks for economic security that should be available to every American. Peter argues that the privatization agenda by President Bush and the Republican leaders in Congress is active, is real, and is wrong.
Source: 2006 House campaign website, welchforcongress.com, “Issues” , Nov 7, 2006

Sponsored keeping CPI for benefits instead of lower "Chained CPI".

Welch co-sponsored Resolution on CPI

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION expressing the sense of the Congress that the Chained Consumer Price Index (CPI) should not be used to adjust Social Security benefits.