Issue Position: Seniors - Social Security
Perhaps the most important program in our Nation's history, Social Security has brought workers some financial security when they retire. Social Security accounts for nearly 40% of the income of seniors, and accounts for half or more of the income of almost two-thirds of seniors. Social Security provides more than just retirement benefits. According to the Social Security Administration, over one-third of the benefits paid by Social Security provide income for disabled workers, widows and widowers, spouses, and children.
For me, there is no more critical task than protecting Social Security. That is why I oppose the use of Social Security Trust Fund balances to pay for new spending programs or tax cuts.