CLYBURN STATEMENT ON 71st ANNIVERSARY OF SOCIAL SECURITY
WASHINGTON, DCHouse Democratic Caucus Chairman James E. Clyburn today commented on the 71st Anniversary of Social Security. Following is his statement:
"For over seven decades Social Security has helped provide stability and retirement security for millions of seniors. It continues to stand as one of the most popular and effective programs in this nation's history. That is why Democrats are committed to protecting and strengthening Social Security rather than ending it through privatization.
"The president and Republicans in Congress have repeatedly promised to revisit Social Security privatization after November. But Americans have already said, loud and clear, that they don't want Social Security to be privatized or dismantled.
"Democrats are fighting for a new direction that includes protecting Social Security as well as making healthcare affordable, bringing down the high cost of gasoline, and making higher education more accessible for all Americans."