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Seniors and Social Security

Seniors have worked hard their entire lives and should be able to retire with dignity. While Republicans frequently discuss making deep cuts to Medicare and Social Security to pay for tax cuts for the wealthy and large corporations, I have long championed policies to expand them. I support improving the Social Security Administration, increasing benefits by using a more accurate measure of seniors’ cost of living, and shoring up the long-term solvency of the program by scrapping the payroll tax cap to require the wealthy pay taxes like everyone else.

Social Security has stood the test of time, and for millions of seniors is the only thing left standing during their retirement years. With barely half of American workers receiving a retirement plan through their jobs, stagnating wages, and a slow economic recovery, many working families have been unable to save for retirement. We have a duty to uphold our promise to workers who have paid into the program their entire adult lives by ensuring that they receive every penny of their Social Security benefits. Maintaining a strong social security program is especially critical to millions of American women, who continue to face unjustified pay gaps.

More on Seniors and Social Security

September 26th, 2011
Rep. Raul M. Grijalva’s Arizona Public Speaking Schedule Week of Sept. 26 – Job Creation, Border Upgrades, Protecting Retirees
August 3rd, 2011
Join Rep. Grijalva August 5 in Tucson For a Public Celebration of Social Security’s Birthday And Keep Up The Fight Against Steep Cuts
July 31st, 2011
Progressive Co-Chair Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva Statement on Emerging Debt Deal
July 26th, 2011
Grijalva Statement on President Obama’s Deficit Reduction and Debt Ceiling Speech and On House, Senate Grand Bargain Budget Plans
July 25th, 2011
Grijalva Condena el Bloqueo Inminente de Personas de la Tercera Edad de las Oficinas del Seguro Social debido a los Recortes de los Republicanos a la Administración del Seguro Social
July 25th, 2011
Grijalva Decries Impending Lockout Of Seniors From Social Security Offices Due to Republican Cuts to Social Security Administration
July 22nd, 2011
Eighty Members Sign on to Progressive Caucus Letter Demanding No Cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security
July 19th, 2011
House “Gang of 70-Plus” to Senate “Gang of Six”: We Outnumber Your Plan to Slash Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security
June 17th, 2011
Progressive Caucus Co-Chair Grijalva Receives Perfect Score From Alliance for Retired Americans for Second Session of 111th Congress
June 13th, 2011
Announcing the Speakout for Good Jobs Now! Rebuild the American Dream Tour