Richard Blumenthal on Social Security



Protecting Medicare and Social Security from cutbacks

We must ensure that our seniors have the resources they need to live full and productive lives, even in retirement. My priority would be:

Protecting Medicare and Social Security: Some politicians in Washington, grappling with runaway spending, are talking about cutting back Social Security and Medicare benefits. I support aggressive measures to reduce waste, fraud and abuse in all federal spending. But I will not and do not support any effort to balance the budget on the backs of our seniors.

Source: 2010 Senate campaign website, richardblumenthal.com "Issues" , Aug 12, 2010

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

Blumenthal 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.