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Issue Position: Social Security

Issue Position


As Bill Keating has said, "It was a bad idea when President Bush tried to privatize Social Security and talked about raising the retirement age, and it is an even worse idea now." If elected to Congress, Bill Keating will fight to make sure that Americans don't lose the benefits they've worked so hard for and oppose any raise in the Social Security retirement age.

Social Security has been one of the the best anti-poverty programs in our nation's history. Millions of seniors around the country rely on Social Security benefits to make ends meet and even more Americans have been planning their retirements under the assumption that we would fulfill our promise to them. The Social Security Trust Fund's solvency is forecast until 2037, so any radical reforms such as privatization or raising the retirement age are unnecessarily dangerous and would harm efforts to ensure that citizens receive the benefits they deserve.

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