Social Security: Keep The Promise
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Many politicians in Washington are demanding deep cuts to Social Security. They want to raise the retirement age. They want to deny seniors a full cost of living increase.
Nearly all Americans depend on Social Security at some point in their lives. Many are retirees. But millions are disabled workers, widows and widowers, and children who have lost parents.
Politicians want to cut Social Security to reduce the federal deficit. But Social Security didn’t cause the deficit. In fact, Social Security has a $2.6 trillion surplus today. It shouldn’t be cut to reduce the deficit.
Social Security is based on a promise: If you pay into the system then you earn the right to guaranteed benefits. This is one promise to the American people that politicians in Washington shouldn’t break.
President Obama has said that he:
- Won’t cut benefits
- Won’t raise the retirement age
- Won’t cut the cost of living adjustment (COLA)
In effect, the President has said: Keep Social Security’s Promise! We agree.
Social Security belongs to the people who have worked hard all their lives and contributed to the program. Let’s help President Obama keep Social Security’s promise. Let’s stop politicians in Washington from taking that promise away from us.