Donald Payne Jr. on Social Security



No privatized options for Social Security or Medicare

I will never compromise one dime on Social Security and Medicare. Extremist Republicans in Congress have declared war on Seniors, using the Jobs Crisis and the down economy, both of which President Obama inherited from George W. Bush, as a ruse to pursue their long-planned goals to end both Social Secuity and Medicare and replace them with privatized coupons. I will fight to not only maintain the integrity of both systems, but I intend to find ways to expand both systems.

Strengthening Social Security: Tea Party extremists want you to believe that the whole system is inches from collapse. In reality, the system will be safe for decades if Congress insists that the wealthy to pay their fair share. I support raising or removing the "ceiling," above which the wealthy do not have to pay into Social Security.

Source: 2012 House campaign website, ngpvanhost.com , Nov 6, 2012

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

Payne 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.