Social Security and Medicare are a promise we have made to Americans that have paid into these programs with every paycheck. They are the frontline of defense against poverty in our country, with Social Security lifting nearly 750,000 people out of poverty in Pennsylvania alone. We have an obligation to protect these programs from those in Congress who seek to undermine them.
I will oppose any effort to privatize Social Security or reduce the quality of health services provided under Medicare. And I will strongly oppose any effort to cut benefits that seniors have spent years paying for.