Social Security is a sacred commitment to America's seniors we must uphold and it should not be privatized. Those who have worked and contributed with the understanding that Social Security will be there when they retire must be able to count on this promise. For those in or near retirement, all benefits must be protected, including not raising the retirement age or taxes as these would alter the agreement our nation has with its seniors. With government spending out of control, the federal government must borrow more from a Social Security program that simply isn't taking in as much revenue. The first step to preserving Social Security is to stop the big-government tax and spend agenda in Washington and create private sector job growth.