Ruth McClung wants to privatize Social Security and calls it a “Ponzi scheme.” She’s also said that “there is no such thing as Social Security” and has spoken openly about wanting to cut it. She’s willing to gamble working families’ retirement savings and break the government's promises to seniors. If her plan had been in place two years ago, when the stock market crashed, individuals could have lost nearly 40 percent of their retirement investments.
It’s an insurance policy: not an entitlement, not a tax, and certainly not a vehicle for social engineering and wealth redistribution.
McClung Press Release: Mr. Grijalva, Social Security Isn’t Wealth Redistribution
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Raúl Grijalva stands with you.
Raúl Grijalva has been the biggest Social Security champion in Congress. He led the push for a Congressional letter to President Obama, which has now captured more than 135 signatories, pledging to vote against any proposal to cut Social Security. He’s called it a fundamental agreement between the government and America’s working families – a commitment, not a political bargaining chip. He’s a reliable vote to strengthen Social Security and an active leader on making life better for retirees and veterans whose hard work and service earned a good standard of living.