Brian Schatz on Social Security



Make sure everyone pays into the system equally

By 2040, the number of Hawaii seniors is expected to grow and make up more than 20% of the population. Our seniors deserve to retire with the benefits they have earned. Expanding and enhancing Social Security benefits has been a priority for me since arriving in the Senate. Last year, I reintroduced the SAFE Social Security Act, which would increase benefits and make sure everyone pays into the system equally.
Source: Honolulu Civil Beat on 2022 Hawaii Senate race , Jun 22, 2022

Fight the phony philosophy of privatization

Among the many measures of the Bush Administration's mismanagement, Medicare Part D ranks with the incompetent response to Hurricane Katrina and the false pretenses and inadequate planning for the Iraq war. It is a prime example of the phony Bush philosophy of privatizing every successful government program--for example, Social Security.
Source: 2008 House campaign website, www.schatzforcongress.com , Oct 9, 2007

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

Schatz 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.