From Social Security to abortion, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) and his GOP challenger, Phil Jennerjahn, differed on just about everything during a debate at Burbank City Hall Monday night sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Glendale/Burbank.
The two men are running to represent the newly drawn 28th Congressional District, which includes Glendale and Burbank.
Jennerjahn said that while Social Security is a nice “security blanket,” changes need to be made to the program in the future as more and more Baby Boomers reach retirement age, causing a “generational swing” that will push the program to the financial brink.
He added that it would leave Social Security with insufficient funds for subsequent generations.
“There may be some cuts to the level of payments that are made,” he said.
Schiff took issue with Social Security being called a “security blanket” and said the program is vital for seniors who enter retirement. He added that it shouldn't be privatized, nor should Medicare be shifted to a voucher program.