Your Social Security Concerns, Answered

By Markwayne Mullin


In this week’s “Mullin It Over,” I’d like to take the time to answer a few of the questions that I’ve heard from my constituents recently about Social Security solvency. Protecting Social Security is a priority for all of us, and it’s important that your questions are answered. Posted on Facebook on Oct. 2, 2018:

“Can you tell me why you voted for stealing from SS (Social Security)?” In April, the House considered H.J. Res 2, proposing a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution of the United States. If it had passed, H.J. Res 2 would have forced Congress to only spend in a given year what they brought in as income. I voted in favor of the amendment because the spending in Washington, D.C. is out of control. Without a balanced budget amendment, Congress will never be forced to rein in outrageous federal spending. Let me be clear, my vote for the balanced budget amendment was not a vote to “steal” from Social Security. This scare tactic has been used by liberal groups and organizations to rile up fear among Americans who have dutifully paid into the Social Security fund. Just like families across the country have to spend within their means, the government should be held to a spending limit and a budget. Constituent Letter from Aug. 18, 2018 : “A


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