Social Security and Medicare
Our commitment to taking care of the elderly and infirm says much about our nation. Social Security and Medicare are essential to upholding our citizens’ independence and dignity as they age. I will fight cuts to these programs and work to create solutions for long-term solvency.
I will work hard to get rid of the windfall elimination provision that unfairly penalizes those who leave the private sector to serve as an educator, firefighter, police officer. People who choose to give back to their communities after paying in the social security system should be treated just as other workers who have contributed to social security. Public servants make our communities thrive and keep us safe. They deserve to receive full social security benefits.