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Legislation #: 050911 Introduction Date: 7/28/2005
Type: Resolution Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER MCFADDEN-WEAVER
Title: That the Council of the City of Kansas City, Missouri supports its Congressional delegation’s efforts to protect the promise to Missourians, and oppose restructuring the Social Security Trust Fund in ways that reduces guaranteed benefits for hundreds of thousands of Missourians, especially women and children who will be disproportionately affected and who depend upon Social Security for their survival and well-being.

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
7/26/2005 Filed by the Clerk's office
7/28/2005 Referred to Legislative, Rules and Ethics Committee
8/3/2005 Hold On Agenda (8/24/2005)
8/18/2005 Recalled from Committee, Assigned to Second Reading
8/25/2005 Assigned to Third Read Calendar
9/1/2005 Adopted as Amended

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RESOLUTION NO. 050911, AS AMENDED

 

That the Council of the City of Kansas City, Missouri supports its Congressional delegations efforts to protect the promise to Missourians, and oppose restructuring the Social Security Trust Fund in ways that reduces guaranteed benefits for hundreds of thousands of Missourians, especially women and children who will be disproportionately affected and who depend upon Social Security for their survival and well-being.

 

WHEREAS, over 1,033,000 Missourians of all ages are dependent upon guaranteed Social Security benefits; and

 

WHEREAS, Social Security protects not only retirees, but also almost 185,000 disabled workers and their families, and almost 90,000 children; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

Section 1. That the Council of the City of Kansas City, Missouri urges attention to the unique features of the current Social Security system:

 

         Guaranteed benefits;

 

         Protection from market fluctuations;

 

         Inflation indexing;

 

         Lifelong protection in case of disability, death of a spouse or parent, and insufficient retirement income; and

 

         Progressive benefits linked to earnings that cannot lose value over the recipients lifetime.

 

Section 2. Urging the Missouri Congressional delegation to protect Missourians by keeping the governments promise to all Americans that after many years of hard work their Social Security benefits will be there at retirement; that the Congress carefully examine establishment of private accounts or other dramatic changes in the Social Security system; and directing the City Clerk to distribute copies of this resolution to President Bush, the Missouri Congressional delegation, and Governor Matt Blunt.

 

Section 3. That the City Clerk will provide a copy of this resolution to President George W. Bush, the members of the Missouri Congressional delegation, and Governor Matt Blunt.

 

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