Keeping Our Promises to Seniors
Retirement security is a pillar of the American dream. Our seniors have worked hard and deserve to live their golden years in dignity. Now is not the time to turn our backs on them by cutting Social Security and Medicare. I know this, and Congress should too, which is why I will always stand up for the seniors in the 8th congressional district of Illinois and throughout our country by protecting these vital programs.
As your Congressman, I will fight to protect Social Security from privatization attempts and look for ways to extend the solvency of the fund. In addition, access to quality affordable medical care is critical to our nation's health. Medicare was established in 1965 to help elderly Americans receive medical care without exhausting their hard-earned life savings. Now is not the time to shrink from our commitment to those who need this program the most, but rather to strengthen and make sure Medicare exists for the generations yet to come.
Our seniors' best days are ahead of them, not behind them. Let's not renege on our commitment to protect them.
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