Social Security & Medicare
Americans used to know that if they worked hard and played by the rules, they would be able to take care of their families and retire with dignity in their later life. Our seniors have paid into programs like Social Security and Medicare their entire lives and they should be guaranteed that these programs are both financially stable and available when they need them.
My opponent has voted to raise the retirement age of Social Security to 70 and destroy Medicare by turning it in to a voucher system. There are many seniors who are getting by on one check, and we have made a promise to protect these seniors on fixed incomes.
The future of these programs is in jeopardy when Washington politicians and corporate investors want to take the money that our seniors have put away for retirement and gamble it on Wall Street. This is unacceptable. I'll always stand behind our seniors and fight against any effort to privatize Social Security and work to defeat any plan that tries to turn Medicare into a voucher program.
We shouldn't turn Social Security and Medicare over to the same private markets that crashed and allowed CEOs to get rich while average Americans lost their life investments, but we do have to work to ensure that these programs are financially sustainable both for our current retired seniors and for those people who work for a living. Our seniors deserve the peace of mind of knowing that the system they've paid into their entire lives will be available to them when they retire.