Campaign 2010

Jun 07, 2011

DCCC Chairman Steve Israel’s Statement on House Republican Plan to End Social Security

DCCC Chairman Steve Israel released the following statement about a new proposal by NRCC Chairman Pete Sessions and other House Republican leaders to end Social Security as we know it.

“When will House Republicans learn? After their vote to end Medicare was soundly rejected by the American people, they've shifted to Plan B: privatize Social Security.  Everyone agrees we need to tighten our belt, but why do out of touch Republicans insist on tightening it around our retirees without asking Big Oil companies for one dime of sacrifice?

“Seniors who have paid into Social Security through a lifetime of hard work shouldn’t end up in a risky privatization scheme to gamble their retirement on Wall Street. The public has rejected this kind of Social Security privatization in the past and will again.”

More Information: TPM: House Republicans Look To Privatize Social Security

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