Working Americans pay into Social Security throughout their careers with the expectation that this money will be there for them when they retire. The government should not renege on its promise because a citizen wants or needs to work beyond age 65. No one should have to pay for the privilege to work.
More than six decades after Social Security was established, Congress has finally ended the earnings limit for seniors between the ages of 65 and 69. Under legislation the President signed into law on April 7, seniors are now free to work during their golden years without losing any of their Social Security benefits. After 65 years, it’s about time.
The mission of the Alliance for Retired Americans is to ensure social and economic justice and full civil rights for all citizens so that they may enjoy lives of dignity, personal and family fulfillment and security. The Alliance believes that all older and retired persons have a responsibility to strive to create a society that incorporates these goals and rights and that retirement provides them with opportunities to pursue new and expanded activities with their unions, civic organizations and their communities.
The following ratings are based on the votes the organization considered most important; the numbers reflect the percentage of time the representative voted the organization's preferred position.
|Other candidates on Social Security:||Peter Fitzgerald on other issues:|
George W. Bush
(Republican for President)
(Republican for V.P.)
(Democratic nominee for Pres.)
(Democratic nominee for V.P.)
(Reform nominee for Pres.)
(Reform nominee for V.P.)
(Green nominee for Pres.)
(Libertarian nominee for Pres.)
(Constitution nominee for Pres.)
2004 Senate Races:
(AK)Knowles v.Murkowski v.Sykes
(CA)Boxer v.Jones v.Gray
(CO)Coors v.Salazar v.Randall v.Acosta
(GA)Isakson v.Majette v.Buckley
(IA)Grassley v.Small v.Northrop
(NH)Granny D v.Gregg
(NY)Schumer v.Mills v.McReynolds
(UT)Bennett v.Van Dam
House of Representatives
SenateMatch (matching quiz)
Senate Votes (analysis)