Feb 17 2012
WASHINGTON D.C. - U.S. Senator John Boozman released the following statement after voting to support Social Security for future generations:
“Congress must work to protect the future of Social Security so future generations of Americans can receive their benefits. If Americans fail to pay into the system now there will be severe shortages when money is needed in the future. We cannot continue borrowing from tomorrow to pay for today. While I support tax relief we need to find another way to provide it without raiding the Social Security Trust Fund.
This is nothing more than a quick fix that will have long-term consequences. We need to find ways to provide tax relief to American workers that don’t come at the expense of retirees.
This legislation targets elderly who rely on Medicare providers for their healthcare. It misses the mark on solving reimbursement rates to these health providers by allowing only 10 months to plan for services. The lack of Medicare doctors will be a big problem in the future.”