I believe every American deserves a secure, healthy and dignified retirement. Americans contribute to Social Security in exchange for a promise that they will receive an income in their retirement years. I will block Republican efforts to subject Americans’ guaranteed retirement income to the caprice of the stock market through privatization. I will reject approaches that insist that cutting benefits is the only answer.
I believe that Social Security and Medicare must be kept strong for seniors, people with disabilities and future generations. I am absolutely committed to preserving Social Security, and not allowing the neo-liberal view of privatization ruin it as well not raising the retirement age. Our opponents have shown a scandalous willingness to gut these programs to pay for tax cuts for the wealthiest and I fundamentally reject that approach. I will encourage expanding saving incentives and preventing the privatization of social security.
My promise to you is that of protecting your Social Security. I will continue to fight for genuine pension reform that protects employees’ financial security from future Enron-style abuse. Workers should never lose all their savings because their employer locked those savings into the company’s own stock and it lost.