Protecting Social Security and Medicare

Let me be clear: Social Security and Medicare are not entitlements; these are programs that people have spent their lifetimes paying into. 

To strip away what has been earned in the name of “entitlement reform” in order to pay for trillion-dollar tax breaks to the wealthy and big corporations is wrong. In Congress, I will fight tooth and nail to protect Social Security and Medicare.   

I believe that we must work together to find new ways to strengthen the financial footing of Social Security and Medicare, and will oppose any efforts to privatize or weaken these programs on which so many Americans – especially seniors - depend.