Campaign 2010

Aug 14, 2013

DCCC Chairman Steve Israel’s Statement on Social Security’s 78th Anniversary

DCCC Chairman Steve Israel released the following statement on Social Security’s 78th Anniversary:

“Seventy-eight years ago, President Roosevelt created Social Security to ensure seniors could retire with peace of mind and financial security. Nearly eight decades after it was created, Social Security is at risk from House Republicans who want to take away the benefits our seniors have earned and gamble middle class families’ retirement in a risky stock market scheme.

“For generations, Americans have known that if they worked hard and paid into Social Security, they would have a secure retirement, but House Republicans would end that guarantee. Seniors have earned their retirement, and future generations deserve the peace of mind that Social Security provides, which is why House Democrats are firmly against Republican plans to put seniors’ retirement at risk.”