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October 05, 2016

Kaine-Pence Debate Highlights Why Democratic Ticket is Better for Retirees

Statement of Richard Fiesta, executive director of the Alliance for Retired Americans, on Social Security comments during Vice Presidential Debate:

“Tonight Mike Pence proved that he and Donald Trump are more interested in tax cuts for the wealthy than protecting Social Security for current and future retirees.

“When asked about Social Security, Senator Kaine made clear that he and Secretary Clinton are against privatizing Social Security and will strengthen the system by making millionaires and billionaires pay their fair share.

“Mike Pence did not discuss any ideas for strengthening Social Security, and he quickly changed the subject to Trump’s proposed tax cuts for the wealthy.

“This isn’t a surprise to retirees. Pence earned just a 3% Lifetime Pro-Retiree Score in the Alliance for Retired Americans Voting Record, thanks to his votes in favor of Social Security privatization and ending Medicare as we know it by raising the eligibility age to 67 and turning it into a voucher system. “

Watch the exchange here:

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