Protecting Our Seniors
Protecting our Seniors is important to my work in Congress.
Social Security and Medicare are contracts made with our seniors - we must keep our promises and commitments to older Americans.
Our seniors are dependent on Medicare and it is important to keep the program in place as it was promised. But in order to ensure Medicare is available to future generations, we must examine serious revisions to the program. The fact is, Medicare is growing at an alarming rate of 7.25 percent a year – two times faster than the economy. We must work to ensure Medicare remains solvent for today’s seniors and future generations of Americans.
For years, the big-government spending mentality in Washington has accelerated the insolvency of social security. In years prior, Congress has gone on a spending binge and raided the social security trust fund to pay for these reckless programs. I will not allow Congress to continue to fund wasteful programs on the backs of our seniors. We have the ability to preserve our social security system and ensure its long-term viability without the privatization of social security. With a pro-growth, fiscally conservative agenda, we can empower private industry and small businesses, creating jobs and growing revenues without raising taxes. Growing our economy is the soundest way to fund the needs of Social Security and Medicare in the future.