Since Social Security and Medicare were enacted, poverty among seniors has plummeted. These critical programs have allowed seniors to retire with freedom from the economic hardship that can take place when income declines and vital health care needs and costs sharply increase.
Georgia’s seniors have worked hard and paid into Social Security and Medicare, and deserve to retire knowing the benefits they’ve earned will be there for them.
As an investment manager, Jim has heard too many heartbreaking stories of people losing their retirement savings on risky Wall Street bets in the 2008 downturn.
The risk of those approaching retirement age and without the opportunity to work long enough to replenish heavy losses in their retirement savings is reason enough to never turn Social Security into a privatized “everyone on their own” scheme.
Jim will protect Georgia’s seniors today and future generations of seniors tomorrow by never voting to privatize Social Security or turn Medicare into a voucher program.
In the U.S. Senate, Jim will never vote to raise the retirement age or cut benefits earned through years of work.