DeGette: Time to End Political Games and Work Together on Social Security
WASHINGTON, DC - WASHINGTON, DC: Democratic Chief Deputy Whip Diana DeGette (D-CO) released the following statement regarding President George W. Bush's press conference remarks on Social Security today:
"Today, the President said he was not interested in political games. If that is the case, he should talk straight to the people of Colorado - and the nation - about exactly what he wants to do to Social Security.
To this point, the President's only proposal is to add $2 trillion to the deficit, slash benefits for future retirees and make saving for retirement much more risky. He insists on privatizing the program even though he admits it will not help the long term solvency of Social Security. That's simply unacceptable.
As the President of the United States and the leader of the party that controls Congress, the onus is on him. Either he can sit down with Democratic leaders of the House and the Senate and craft a truly bipartisan solution, which we are willing to do, or he can step up to the plate and tell America what his solution is."